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The Chairperson of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Kathleen Addy, has urged the public to reject and penalize politicians who use religious hatred to gain votes in the 2024 elections.
She emphasised the offensiveness of politicians making inflammatory statements to secure votes and warned against sacrificing peace for political power.
Ms Addy made these remarks during a meeting with a delegation from the Parliamentary Caucus on Freedom of Religion, comprising representatives from The Gambia, Sierra Leone, and Malawi on Monday, November 13.
She stressed the need to combat toxic identity politics and maintain Ghana’s peaceful coexistence between Christians and Muslims.
“This toxic identity politics which has sent other nations into chaos is not something Ghana should entertain. We must not sacrifice our peace just because someone wants to attain political power.”
“We are a country of many problems, and we do not have to let religion become another issue. We need to fight it to maintain the peace we enjoy,” she said.
Ms Addy also proposed creating documentation on how other countries addressed religious issues to educate the public and influencers on the consequences of religious intolerance.
Members of the delegation from other nations shared their experiences and emphasized the role of religious leaders in fostering tolerance and unity.