EC educates electorate on electioneering procedures
8/19/2012 5:30:25 AM -
Ajumako (C/R), Aug. 18, GNA - Eligible registered voters in the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District are being educated on electioneering practices to ensure a credible election in December 2012.
Mr Prosper Fiifi Caiquo, the District Electoral Officer, who spoke to the Ghana News Agency, said topics discussed include, credibility of Voters Exhibition Register, in-built integrity of electoral system and the role of community-based organisations in promoting credible election, among others.
The targeted groups include community-based agencies, the churches, Muslim communities, and the indigenous people in the various communities.
Areas so far visited include Essaman, Ochiso, Osedzi, Ampiah Ajumako Kokoben, Enyan Apaa, Owane, Bisease, Enyinasu and Enyanmaim all in the Central Region.
Participants appealed to the print and the electronic media, as well as communication operators such as MTN, Tigo, Vodafone, Airtel, Glo and Expresso to support the Electoral Commission by giving enough publicity to its activities to create awareness about election 2012.
This, they explained, could be in the form of text messages on all mobile phones daily since a greater percentage of the qualified and eligible voters own and use mobile phones.
The District Electoral Officer called on Ghanaian voters to visit their registration centres from September 1, this year to check their names when the Voters Exhibition Register is opened to ensure their eligibility.