A Vice President of the Council of African Political Parties (CAPP), Samuel Koku Anyidoho, has underscored the need for the Nation al Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) to be resourced to carry out its mandate in order to help champion the mindset transformation.
Koku Anyidoho made the point when in an interview with Kwabena Agyapong on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm Friday.
Koku Anyidoho added there must a conscious mindset revolution in dealing with the challenges confronting the nation.
He wants Ghanaians to say no to politicasters an unstatesmanlike practitioner of politics : a petty or contemptible politician timorous, trimming politicasters, all for the party without thought of the state) and start a civic revolution to help the country transform.
In that regard, he wants the NCCE to take charge of this agenda because it is the civic education that will empower the mind.
Koku Anyidoho said because politicasters are aware citizens would neglect them when empowered, they have failed to resource the NCCE and rather focused only on the EC making us worship voting but we are not worshiping education of the brain.’’
The former Deputy General Secretary of the NDC argued that the empowerment of the citizens promotes good governance, economic growth, both at the local and national levels and impactful contribution form citizens who would demand accountability from leaders.
‘’But when you fail to resource the NCCE, they would not be able to empower the citizens to do these things,’’ he added.
He said the Commission was mandated to help create a civilized society where individuals could actively participate and contribute to national development.
Koku Anyidoho said when citizens are empowered; politicians will no longer take them for granted. ‘’Let us begin the mindset revolution now,’’ he charged.