The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Jean Mensa has urged all
first-time voters to be agents of peace as Ghana prepares to hold Presidential
and Parliamentary Elections on December 7.
Mrs Mensa noted that the “destiny of this country is in the hands of the youth and their participation in the political process is key. However, the youth need to put the interest of the country first by standing out as agents of peace before, during, and after the elections”.
The Chairperson said this when she met with Youth Bridge Foundation, a
youth group aimed at mobilizing and building the capacity of Ghanaian first
time voters to ensure they make informed decisions when they go to the polls.
Led by actress Clara Amoateng Benson, also known as Maame Serwaa, the
Youth Group commended the Commission’s ‘Let the Citizen Know’ initiative for
its role in giving them an opportunity to understand and be part of the electoral
The actress, herself a first-time voter, led her colleagues to make a pledge to
support the Commission’s voter education campaign and play an advocacy role
in the effort to get the youth in Ghana to respect the electoral process.
“We are happy that for the first time, the youth in this country are showing a
keen interest in the electoral process. I urge them to review the policies and
programs of the various political parties before casting their vote.”
“I also encourage them to turn up in their numbers early on election day and vote,”
the EC boss added.
On his part, Dr. Bossman Eric Asare, Deputy Chairman of the Electoral Commission in charge of Corporate Services assured all registered voters as well as the first-time voters that their registration details are intact and that the Commission will continue to be fair, transparent and also uphold the integrity of the electoral process.”