Election observers urged to uphold professionalism

Reverend Sister Margaret Mavis Ankamah, Member of Justice and Peace Commission, Ho Diocese of the Catholic Church, has charged observers of the 2016 general election to play their role “with strict impartiality” on Election Day.


She asked them not to allow opinions to influence their judgments and overcome the temptation to be carried away by happenings at the polling stations.

Rev Sr Ankama gave the admonition at a day’s training for 80 observers of the Ho Diocese ahead of the December 7 polls.

The training was under the auspices of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference with funding from the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

The trainees would observe the December polls in Ho Central, Kpando, Agotime-Ziope, Adaklu and Ho-West constituencies.

Rev Sr Ankamah urged the trainees to refrain from expressions of bias or preference in relation to parties, candidates or issues in contention with the elections.

Mr Stephen Koku Salakpi, Coordinator of the Training reminded the trainees to arrive at the polling centres before 0700 hours and note and record whatever happened.

He asked them to observe the post-election atmosphere and take judicious notice of conduct of winners and losers.

A participant, told “GNA Tracks Elections 2016” being funded by GOIL that they were ready to help ensure the transparency and credibility of the general election.

Source: GNA/NewsGhana.com.gh

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