The Electoral Commission (EC) will meet on 7 November. December 234,206 permanent and non-permanent employees throughout the country to meet election commitments.
This figure includes 1,649 permanent and 232,557 non-permanent employees.
The permanent staff consists of the President of the EC, two Vice-Presidents and four other Members of the Commission assisted by seven Directors who manage the services, sixteen Regional Directors assisted by nineteen Deputy Directors, and sixteen hundred other officials and staff.
Non-permanent staff comprises 275 returning officers, 550 deputy returning officers, 38 622 presidential officers and 193 110 polling station assistants.
Mr Michael Boado, EC Training Director, explained at a workshop for the editorial staff of the Ghana News Agency (GAI) in Accra that young people aged 18-35 represented 9,376,889 voters or 55.5 percent of all registered voters.
This is followed by 3,315,416 people aged 36-45, or 19.5%, and 2,078,810 people aged 46-55, or 12.2%.
The 56-65 age group represents 1,289,635 persons, or 7.6%, the 66-75 age group 628,149 persons, or 3.7%, and persons of 76 and more than 341,083 persons, or 3.5%. 2,0%.
Mr Boado indicated that there were 5,444 polling stations in Greater Accra, 5,890 in Ashanti, 2,322 in the western region, 1,078 in the northwest and 2. Mr. Boado gave an overview of the polling stations.907 in the central region; Volta, 2,010; Oti, 901; East, 3,705; Bono, 1299; East Bono, 1263; Ahafo, 730; North, 1944; Northeast, 586; Savana, 671; Upper East, 1450; and Upper West, 1154.
He urged the media and other election observers not to abuse their authority: We have enough trained and professional civil servants on the ground to meet the challenge of free, fair and transparent elections.
He called on voters to know the procedures and rules to ensure fairness, transparency and accountability.
The EC hopes that voters and all other stakeholders will exercise their constitutional electoral rights and civic duties in good faith and in accordance with the electoral rules of the country.
He commended the Ghana News Agency for the training of its staff and expressed the EC’s willingness to give stakeholders the opportunity to understand the electoral processes in order to increase transparency.
Albert Kofi Owusu, Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana News Agency, said that management and the editorial board will ensure that GNA reporting is fair to all parties and independent candidates in order to promote free and peaceful elections.
He explained that the Agency’s journalists and freelancers have the power to promote and disseminate truthful, factual and impartial political and electoral information in order to serve the media (both print and electronic subscribers) and the public.
Mr. Owusu explained that news, testing and analysis should reduce conflict and contribute to peace building by maintaining ethical and professional standards.
News reports, articles and other political analyses should promote responsible and accurate reporting of conflict situations, based on facts and fair treatment of all parties involved, reflecting as many views as necessary in their content, context and impartiality, he said.
We must avoid dilemmas, take sides and express opinions.
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