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03.11.2004 General News

U.S. and Dutch Missions support training of agents

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Accra, Nov. 3, GNA - Ms Mary Carlin Yates, the US Ambassador to Ghana, together with the Royal Netherlands Ambassador, Mr Arie van der Wiel and the Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan would on Thursday, November 4, launch a programme to support political party agents' training at the offices of the EC at 1400 hours.

According to a statement issued by the US Publlic Affairs Department, the US Mission is providing 180,000 dollars to support the training of political party agents and the holding of district level Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meetings.

The Royal Netherlands Embassy is the co-sponsor of the training program and is providing 220,000 dollars.

The objective of the project is to ensure that political party agents are trained in the rules, regulation and procedures for Elections 2004 to enable them to play their monitoring role effectively and enhance the overall transparency of the elections.

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