The formation of district electoral security taskforces forms part of measures by the government to ensure free, fair and peaceful elections in December, this year, a District Chief Executive (DCE) has said.
Inaugurating a nine-member district electoral security taskforce, Madam Joyce Mildred Aidoo, Gomoa West DCE, reassured Ghanaians that
government would do everything to maintain the existing peace in the country.
She urged members to put their ears on the ground and move swiftly to nip in the bud any misunderstanding that might occur during the electioneering process.
Mad. Aidoo urged members of the Taskforce to hold regular meetings with leaders of political parties in the district adding that the parties should be encouraged to impress upon their supporters to eschew violence during the
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Owusu Bekoe, Apam District commander, who chairs the taskforce, assured that they would live up to the
The upcoming elections are so crucial to the nation and we cannot afford to fail the people," Mr Bekoe said.
Inaugurating a similar committee at Afranse, Mr. Mc Jewells Annan, Gomoa East DCE, admonished the youth not to engage in electoral offences such as creating confusion at polling centres, or multiple voting.
He charged members to be fair to all political parties in order to win their confidence and trust.
Mr Annan appealed to them to support the National Commission for Civic Education in educating Ghanaians on the need to tolerate opponents' views.
The nine member task force is under the chairmanship of Superintendent Philip Aleawobu, Agona Swedru Divisional Commander.