Assistant Commissioner of Police, George A. Anko-Bil, Chairman of Eastern Regional Election Task Force on Friday, appealed to the media to endeavour to create the necessary awareness among the public to ensure peaceful Election 2008.
He said the media should continue to build confidence in the electorate and be circumspect in their reportage and not inflame passions.
ACP Anko-Bil, who is also Eastern Regional Police Commander, was interacting with the media to update them on activities of the task force in Koforidua.
He said the task force had intensified its educational programme to create awareness among the people on the need to ensure peace before, during and after Election 2008.
ACP Anko-Bil noted that Afram Plains area had been identified as a difficult area but unfortunately out of the three ferries plying the area only one was in good condition.
"We are in touch with authorities of Ghana Navy to ensure safety of Electoral Commission (EC) officials and other workers including observers who would operate in those areas on polling day".
He said 240 flash points in the region had been identified and were working around the clock to ensure an incident free election in those areas.
ACP Anko-Bil said the task force had requested leaders of political parties in the Region to furnish them with names of their aspiring Parliamentarians to undertake periodic discussions with them.
He assured the public that the task force was firmly in control of security in the Region therefore, no-one should panic.
10 Oct. 08
Politics Parliamentarian Computers
An aspiring Parliamentarian presents computer to School
Navrongo (UER), Oct. 10, GNA - Mr Mark Woyongo, National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary aspirant for Navrongo Central Constituency in Upper East Region has pledged to focus more attention on education especially of the youth when elected.
He noted that education was one of the powerful tools that could be used to address the endemic poverty in the area.
Mr Woyongo made the pledge when presenting a computer and accessories to authorities of Saint Mary Junior High School (JHS) in Kassena Nankana District in Upper East Region.
He said he would use his rich experience and international exposure to lobby for more scholarship packages for students in the area while most of the schools were provided with ICT facilities.
Mr Woyongo said he would help facilitate the construction of small irrigation dams and assist people to acquire soft loans to undertake farming to prevent the youth from migrating to urban areas in search of non-existing jobs.
He said women groups would be assisted economically through acquisition of loans and training in business skills to undertake viable ventures to improve their living standards.
Madam Justina Adda, Headmistress of Saint Mary's JHS, expressed appreciation to Mr Woyongo for the gesture that would help facilitate academic work in the school.
Mr Baba Alhassan, Navrongo Central Constituency Chairman of the Party, urged the electorate and political parties to conduct themselves in a civil manner to avoid violence in Election 2008.
He reiterated the need for the media, Electoral Commission and security agencies to play a neutral and impartial role in discharging their duties to help ensure free and fair and election.