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04.12.2019 Politics

Youth Bridge Foundation Criticises EC Over Composition Of Advisory C'tee

Jean Mensa is EC boss
LISTEN DEC 4, 2019
Jean Mensa is EC boss

The Youth Bridge Foundation, a youth development organisation – has lauded the formation of a 21-member advisory committee by the Electoral Commission (EC).

However, the group has faulted the Commission for the composition of the group.

A statement from them said the committee does not include membership form youth groups.

“We at the YBF wish to remind the EC that young people are essentially the composition of the Ghanaian public. Indeed the youth constitute more than 60 percent of Ghana’s population as per available statistics and information from the EC’s own voter register database,” the group wrote.

“We therefore call on the EC to rethink the current composition of the Eminent Advisory Committee, to make way for at least three to five slots for either youth-serving Civil Society Organizations or youth groups, on the Committee. This in our view, will be the most appropriate way to obtain reliable information with respect to the concerns of the public, for redress by the Commission,” they demanded.

The Foundation also cautioned the EC to ensure the arrangement does not contribute to the high cost of elections in Ghana.

Read their full statement below:

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