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02.12.2009 Politics

Allow for more time during exhibition of voters register

By GNA
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Allow for more time during exhibition of voters register

December 01, 2009
Apaa (Ash), Dec 1, GNA - The Electoral Commission (EC) has been urged to allow for more time for verification and correction of anomalies in the voters roll ahead of elections.

Mr Joe Omane-Agyekum, Asante-Mampong Municipal Director of National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE), said this is necessary to ensure that all qualified voters exercise their franchise.

The call comes as the nation gets ready for the district assembly elections next year.

Mr Omane-Agyekum was speaking at a day's sensitization workshop on "Local Governance and the 2010 District Assembly Elections", at Apaa near Asante-Mampong.

It was jointly organized by the Commission and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for assembly members, representatives of political parties, opinion leaders and civil society organizations.

The aim was to whip up enthusiasm and participation in the local governance system.

Topics discussed included the "Electoral process of the district level elections", "Women's' participation in governance" and "Appointment of District Chief Executives by the President."

The participants demanded that DCE's should be elected and not appointed.

Additionally, they encouraged more women to get actively involved in decision making at all levels.

GNA

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