Free and fair election must be the responsibility of every Ghanaian - Dr Jonah

Free and fair election must be the responsibility of every Ghanaian - Dr Jonah

- Dr Kwesi Jonah has asked Ghanaians to collectively ensure a free and fair elections in 2016

- He was speaking at a lecture in Accra organised by the Today Newspaper

- He asked political parties, civil society organizations, and all stakeholders to ensure that the 2016 election was peaceful, transparent and credible

 - Dr Jonah said this could be achieved by educating the public on every single major process in the election

Free and fair election must be the responsibility of every Ghanaian - Dr Jonah

Dr Kwesi Jonah

Dr Kwesi Jonah, the Assistant Executive Director at the Institute of Democratic Governance has said, achieving a free, fair and transparent election in 2016 is the collective responsibility of every Ghanaian.

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He said every Ghanaian must realise the need to contribute and sustain the country’s peace in order to create a conducive environment for the people’s economic and social prosperity for both the present and future generations.

Dr Jonah spoke at a lecture on the theme: 'Reforming Ghana's Electoral System - A pre-condition for Peaceful Elections in 2016' in Accra, organised by the Today Newspaper, a subsidiary of Groupe Nduom (GN).

He tasked political parties, civil society organizations, and all stakeholders in the electioneering processes to ensure that the 2016 election was peaceful, transparent and credible, when he delivered a paper on the topic: 'How to Ensure Transparency and Accountability in the 2016 Elections.''

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Dr Jonah said this could be achieved by educating the public, advocating for peace and monitoring every single major process in the election.

He also urged political parties to promote transparency and accountability by actively participating in deliberative and consultative processes through inter party advisory committees.

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Dr Jonah said Ghana must always be alert and adopt a police patrol approach to closely move round to monitor the electoral process and maintain law and order before, during, and after the elections.

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