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EC Holds Workshop on Electoral Process for Civil Society Organizations In Kumasi (A/R)

A day’s workshop to raise awareness of the electoral process among civil society organizations has been held in Kumasi last Tuesday ahead of the rescheduled district level election in the country.


Organized by the Electoral Commission (EC), with funding from USAID, the workshop was attended by more than 30 participants drawn from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and Faith Based Organizations.

 

The EC Director in charge of elections, Mr. Samuel Tettey, briefed participants on CI 85 which listed all electoral areas and units in the country. He said CI 89 now regulated the conduct of district level election in the country.

 

Mr. Tettey said CSOs and CBOs played a crucial role in the country’s democratic governance, hence, the need to maintain good working relationship with them and equip them with the requisite knowledge on the electoral system to help maintain the integrity and credibility of elections in the country.

 

He also spoke at length on electoral offences, adjournment of polls, duties and responsibilities of presiding officers, returning officers, polling agents as well as election observers and monitors.

 

The Ashanti Regional Director of EC, Mr. Paul Boateng, who also spoke said, he hoped, participants would impart to members of their various organizations knowledge acquired at the workshop for the good of the country.

Source: ISD (Tony Kofi Ankrah)


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