The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) with a funding support from Bread for the World on Thursday, 31st July, 2020 launched a voter education and election monitoring seminar in the northern regional capital, Tamale.
The voter education and election monitoring seminar which will be implemented in three regions of the country seeks to contribute to efforts in promoting democratic, free, fair and peaceful election acceptable to all Ghanaians for effective socio-economic and political development of the country.
The seminar brought together representatives of the various christian denominations in the region as well as representatives of the two major political parties, NDC and NPP.
Speaking to the media after the seminar, the General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, Rev. Dr. Cyril G.K Fayose stated that the purpose of the seminar seeks to build the capacity of the participants to be vigilant and monitor the upcoming 2020 general elections to ensure free, fair, credible and transparent before, during and after the elections.
Speaking about the achievements of the Christian Council of Ghana, Rev. Dr. Cyril G.K. Fayose stated that the Christian Council has influenced governance in the country and has also been part of the independence movement to gain independence for Ghana and influenced major political developments in the country such as the drafting of the 1992 constitution.
According to him, the Christian Council has also been a voice for the marginalized in the society and contributed immensely to successive peaceful elections conducted in the country.
He advised the Christian Council election observers to be vigilant but not vigilantes and also make sure things are done right during the polls.
He thanked the CCG development partners for always providing funding for their election monitoring project and also called on Ghanaians to desist from acts that are likely to plunge the nation into chaos.
The General Secretary further urged the electorates and stakeholders to report their grievances to the appropriate quarters for redress rather than resulting to violence.
Source: ghfactsonline.com /Suhiyini Yakubu Abdul Mumin
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