Steven Ackah in the WANEP office

Steven Ackah in the WANEP office

Transform Ghana Peace Project partnered with West Network for Peacebuilding in Election Situation Room to deploy 1000 Election Observers. The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) in partnership with Transform Ghana Peace Project ) will invite their volunteers to observe/monitor the December 2016 elections in Ghana, which commences from December 6-8.

Transform Ghana Peace Project is a youth based think tank organisation that focuses on Youth Education and Training, moderations and facilitations of youth initiatives on sustainable Peace and Development, decided to accept the offer from the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) in collaboration with other key partners in planning an Election Situation Room that will monitor violent threats to peaceful conduct in the Ghana December 7 General Elections. In the view of the President of Transform Ghana Peace Project, he believes that one of the surest ways to prevent vote buying in Africa among the youth – as well as to minimise voting day political violence – is to get the youth involved in the electoral process.  Youth cannot be ignorant of the system to which they belong, thus, careful attention should be paid to the youth all over Ghana and Africa to assign duties to the young people during election season.

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The Situation Room is part of a broader project titled, “Mitigating Election Violence in West Africa through National Early Warning System (NEWS)” in five countries of West Africa including Ghana and supported by the USAID/WA.

Since the project launch and development of specific indicators for violent threats to the election, WANEP have been servicing key state and non-state response institutions such as the Ministry of Interior, National Peace Council, Electoral Commission, Electoral Task Force, KAIPTC, LECIAD, under the platform of National and Regional Election Early Warning Response Groups (NEEWARG & REEWARG), for informed responses to identified threats across the 10 regions of Ghana of which Transform Ghana Peace Project happens to be a member of the NEEWARG sub-committee on women and youth.

This process will lead to a coordinated Election Situation Room (ESR) that will specifically monitor, report and analyse violent threats to the peaceful conduct of the elections during and after the general elections.

WANEP and its partners intend to deploy 1,000 observers to monitor the election in prioritised risk areas across the 10 regions of Ghana.

Please go to our page: Election Observers to see if you have been selected.