National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE)
National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE)

The Agona West Municipal Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Mr. Sakyi Sam has revealed that the Commission is under resource to carry out its mandated duty of educating the public of their civic rights and responsibilities.

The Commission has received backlash following recent incidents of instant injustice meted out to innocent people by sections of the public.

The recent incident that broke the camel’s back was gruesome murder of the late Army Capo Major Maxwell Adams Mahama by residents of Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region.

Since that gruesome incident, sections of the public have accused the NCCE of neglecting its mandated duty of educating the public of the basic rights and responsibilities, as well as the police of failing of failing to prosecute suspected criminals.

But responding to the accusation in an interview with Newsghana, the NCCE boss Mr. Sakyi Sam disclosed that the Commission is seriously under resource, hampering smooth operations of its activities.

According to him, lack of funds from the government and unavailability of logistics are the major causes affecting its operation.

He further stressed that the police could not be blamed that much for their inability to prosecute suspected criminals, as according to him the public fail to offer tangible evidence that would be needed by the police to aid them in their investigations and subsequent prosecution.

He cited instances where judges have embarrassed police officers in court for failing to give adequate evidence that will warrant the sentencing of suspected criminals.

But checks by has revealed that about 90 percent of all funds allocated to the NCCE for its activities are from donor countries such as the European Union, with the Government of Ghana supporting the Commission during elections.

By. Robert Ayanful