The two weeks programme supported by European Union (EU) began on August 29th and it is slated to end on September 12th.

It is under the theme: “Empowering the youth to stand up for Ghana for Peaceful Election 2016”.

This was contained in a statement issued from the Commission’s and made available to the GNA at Half-Assini.

The statement said the programme is being organize in 40 selected districts in the country and it is targeted at flashpoint constituencies or potential trouble spots including the Jomoro District.

The screening of documentary, with emphasis on the need for tolerance and peaceful coexistence, the Public Order Act and Election 2016; Prospects and Challenges, would be used to run the workshop.

The workshop seeks to sensitize political party activists on their roles towards ensuring peaceful election in December, engage them to identify their concerns and solicit their commitment towards a peaceful election.

The workshop is also to increase the participation the youth in the democratic and electoral processes, reduce incidence of electoral fraud and violence.

The statement said youth activists are perceived to be the main perpetrators of electoral violence mostly acting out ignorance of the various regulations governing the conduct of elections.

It said the youth needed to be equipped with the basic knowledge and skills on non-violence to enable them participate effectively in the electoral process, hence the workshop.

Source: GNA/News Ghana

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