The Guan District Directorate of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) in the Oti Region has ramped up efforts to educate the public about the upcoming district-level elections, aiming to address historically low voter turnout.
“Participation in the elections is necessary because it forms the base structure of the local government system in Ghana, deepening local governance and consolidating the country's democratic gains,” Mr. Abass stated.
Highlighting the importance of unbiased voting, he underscored the need for citizens to elect individuals based on competence, experience, and a genuine commitment to serving the people.
Expressing concern over voter apathy, Mr. Abass warned against accepting money from candidates, emphasizing that such practices could undermine democratic governance.
Nana Ofori Gyahene III, Chief of Likpe-Mate, commended the NCCE for its program and urged its replication in other areas to enhance awareness.
The Electoral Commission has scheduled the District Level Election for December 19, 2023, in the Jasikan and Guan districts following the passage of Constitutional Instrument (CI) 119. Nomination Forms are available on the Commission's website and District Offices, with the filling period set from December 7 to December 8.