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Ajumako Osedze: Don’t Approach Election with Apathy - NCCE
The Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) Miss Georgina Yeboah has appealed to the electorate not to be apathetic in voting during the forthcoming district level election because it is the trump card for their development.
Miss Yeboah urged those who had decided not to participate in the upcoming district level elections to rescind their decision.
She made the appeal at a forum on social auditing, organised by the District Directorate of the NCCE at Ajumako Osedze in the Central Region.
Miss Yeboah said it was wrong for the electorate to demand favours from candidates contesting elections since that made it difficult for the electorate to demand accountability from the elected.
"You cannot eat your cake and have it," the Director stated.
Miss Yeboah advised the electorate to opt for persons who could seek their interest and cautioned against voting on "whom you know basis". She told them not to end their contributions to the democratisation process at the polling stations but to ensure that their representatives worked for improvement of their living conditions.
The District Director cautioned against sitting on the fence and expecting that the representative had a magic wand to conjure their well being.
Atwima-Mponua: Election Must Be Peaceful - DCE
The Atwima-Mponua District Chief Executive Mr Wilberforce Owusu-Ansah has called on the incumbent and aspiring candidates for the impending district level and unit committee elections to conduct their campaigns in a peaceful manner.
Speaking to the press at Nyinahin, he said their campaigns should not place the district on antagonistic path, the wounds of which may be difficult to heal. He said a peaceful campaign would encourage more people in future to solicit the mandate of the people again.
Mr Owusu-Ansah congratulated the outgoing assembly members for providing sterling leadership qualities in the most trying times. He admitted enjoying a splendid working relation with the assembly despite his short term in office.
"I recount with memories, your support during my maiden tour of the district", he added.
On the District Health Insurance Scheme, the DCE said a total of 55,726 people had registered with the scheme with 14,400 issued with identity cards. Mr Owusu-Ansah appealed to the Assembly Members to educate their constituents on the benefit of the scheme and form health insurance committees in their localities.