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22.10.2008 Politics

Lower Manya Assembly inaugurates Election Task Force

By Isaac Akwetey - Ghanaian Chronicle

The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Lower Manya-Krobo Assembly, Mr. David Sackitey, has stressed on the need to maintain peace, tranquility and total togetherness, as a country in the run-up to the December elections.

“In order to ensure a sound economic footage, and create jobs for the teeming unemployed Ghanaians, peace, unity and sense of patriotism should be the hallmark of every Ghanaian,” he stressed.

He made the remarks, at a short but impressive inauguration ceremony, of a seven-member District Election Task Force Committee in Odumase, during the week.

The committee, which was made up of personnel from the Ghana Police Service, Immigration, Fire, Prisons, Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), Electoral Commission (EC) and Information Services Department (ISD), has the onerous task to see to it that there is peace and tranquility, before, during, and after the December general elections.

The Lower Manya DCE asked the team to start work with immediate effect, in order to create the needed atmosphere that could lead to free and fair elections, adding, “It is the duty of the team to make sure that no two political parties hold rallies within the area simultaneously.”

He also appealed to the media to be circumspect in their reportage, since their contributions towards the building of a sound democratic country, could not be disregarded.

On his part, the Chairperson for the Task Force Committee, the District Police Commander, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Bernard Twum-Barimah, assured the DCE of his outfit's readiness to deliver their best in enhancing and ensuring peace, before, during, and after the elections.

“Even though the task ahead of us is not a child's play, my men have what it takes to deliver,” ASP Twum indicated.