Use NCCE to educate Ghanaians on voters registration exercise

General News of Thursday, 1 October 2020

Source: Happy 98.9FM

2020-10-01

Member of Parliament for Madina Constituency, Alhaji Abubakar BonifaceMember of Parliament for Madina Constituency, Alhaji Abubakar Boniface

The Member of Parliament for the Madina Constituency, Alhaji Abubakar Boniface has disclosed that successive governments perceive the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) to be in the pocket of all past governments.

The politician attributed this as the inhibitor to the growth of the Commission and why they can’t execute their mandate.

Explaining why the once vibrant NCCE has become dormant and under-resourced by past administrations, he said, “the Commission in the past has been seen as government machinery with allegiance and subsequent governments have ever since questioned their loyalty”.

He made this known in an interview with Happy 98.9 FM’s Samuel Eshun, host of the Happy Morning Show.

The MP, however, believes the Commission is an essential tool for the development of Ghana and should be resourced to

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35 Days to Exercise Your Right – Black Voters Matter and Sony Electronics Join Forces to Empower, Educate and Activate

35 Days to Exercise Your Right – Black Voters Matter and Sony Electronics Join Forces to Empower, Educate and Activate

ATLANTA, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Black Voters Matter (BVM), the community organization whose purpose is to increase civic engagement and build community power and representation in often-marginalized Black communities nationwide, and Sony Electronics Inc. today announced the creation of a new alliance. The multi-faceted work will initially focus on increasing the ranks of volunteers to support voter registration and turnout, and may grow to include additional elements such as collaboration on social justice initiatives, policy education, and a speaker series.



“This partnership with Sony helps us broaden the reach of our many important initiatives like voter registration, policy advocacy, training and more, so we can help Black communities have an even stronger positive impact on the country,” said LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund, and the 2020-2021

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35 Days to Exercise Your Right

“This partnership with Sony helps us broaden the reach of our many important initiatives like voter registration, policy advocacy, training and more, so we can help Black communities have an even stronger positive impact on the country,” said LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund, and the 2020-2021 American Democracy Fellow at Harvard University’s Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History. “Our most immediate need is to mobilize and educate voters in this upcoming election. We are excited to partner with Sony to mobilize new voters at the local level. Because of this partnership with Sony it will help us to continue the work we’re doing in an impactful way, we’re proud to announce this important relationship.”

Sony’s support for BVM and other important organizations stems from Sony’s $100 million “Global Social Justice Fund,” which stands firmly against discrimination everywhere, and supports social justice and anti-racist initiatives

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