Ghana is not ready for Nov 7th elections - IEA argues

Ghana is not ready for Nov 7th elections - IEA argues

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has argued that Ghana is not truly prepared for the November 7th general elections citing the disconnect between the Electoral Commission and the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE).

Speaking over the development, Jean Mensa explained that no voter education nor dialogue has been reached between the public and the EC.

"I’m not hearing of voter education, the dialogue seems to be among the political leadership, those who are in charge of managing and running the elections. I’m not sure it [EC] is collaborating with the NCCE to raise awareness about the election to start engaging in voter education. I’m not sure that we are putting ourselves in place to have a successful election, I think that more needs to be done. A lot of sensitization needs to be done from the EC and the NCCE as well. I know that we just started the year but I’m hoping that in the course of this quarter some activities will be put out to give comfort to us the ordinary citizens," she argued.

Meanwhile the Electoral Commission is yet to respond to claims of disconnect as the Commission drafts its timeline towards the November 7th general elections.

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