The Sekyere South District Directorate of NCCE has held a stakeholder consultative meeting at Agona Ashantito elicit the views and educational needs of the various institutions within the district. This was to enable the district office of the commission to design its educational programmes to meet specific demands of the district. The stakeholder meeting brought together nine major institutions within the district. In attendance were representatives of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Ghana Education Service (GES), Ministry of Agriculture, Social Welfare, Sekyere South District Assembly, Ghana Health Service, and the Ghana Police Service.
In his welcome address, Mr. Evans Nunoo, The NCCE district director for Sekyere South district, stated the intention of the district office of the commission to hold the consultative meeting annually. According to him, although a programme guide is issued out by NCCE head office on quarterly basis, there is the need for every office to support that with other strategic programmes that would cater for the specific needs of the people and key institutions within its jurisdiction.
The district police command entreated NCCE to intensify education on the consequences of electoral violence ahead of the 2020 general election and to also encourage citizens to support the police with information on crimes and criminals.
The Ghana Health Service also wanted education on the need for people to wash their hands frequently and intensive sensitisation on mass vaccination against polio that would take place from 19th to 25th February, 2020.
The ministry of Agriculture pleaded with the NCCE to create awareness, especially, within the farming communities for the free seedlings policy and proper use of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers.
The National Disaster management organization needed NCCE to caution the people against bush and domestic fires. The Sekyere South District Assembly entreated the NCCE to educate the people on the need for them to pay their taxes especially property rate, market tolls and burial permits. The Ghana Education Service gave more attention to teenage pregnancy and the need to educate parents’ on motoring their children’ academic performance. The Department of Social Welfare wanted parents to report any bad practices at the various day care centers.
The programme which started at 11:00am ended successfully at 2:30 pm,