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Christian Council of Ghana begins Voter Education and Election Monitoring project in Tamale

The Christian Council of Ghana has organized a day’s training on voter education and election monitoring for some representatives of political parties and members of the council in the Northern region.

The training is part of series of events embedded in the Voter Education and Election Monitoring Project, being implemented by the council with funding from the Bread for the World organization in Germany.

The project seeks to contribute to efforts at promoting a democratic, free, fair and peaceful election acceptable to all Ghanaians in ensuring effective socio-economic and political development.

General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana Rev. Dr. Cyril Fayorse who spoke to Diamond news on the sidelines of the training said the council was implementing the project across five regions; Volta, Ashanti, Eastern, Greater Accra and the Northern Region.

He indicated that, similar trainings will be organized to school beneficiaries on citizen rights and responsibilities towards peaceful elections in December.

Rev. Dr. Fayorse urged the public to participate in the ongoing voter registration exercise to enable them participate in the ultimate decision making by choosing the leaders of the country for the next four years.

Director of programmes and advocacy at the Christian Council, Mrs Joyce Larko Steiner also admonished the public and political party activists to always follow due process in resolving disputes and not take the law into their hands.

She indicated that, violence will only retire the socio-economic and political development of Ghana indicating that, all political parties say they want to develop Ghana, if you don’t commit to peace, violence can never bring development, and it will only retire progress”.

Political party representatives from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP), pledged to ensure a peaceful electoral processes leading to the December general elections.

Story by: Edward A. Ken-Zorre

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