The non-partisan nature of the District Level Elections (DLEs) is a significant component that has contributed to the low turnouts which have characterised the Elections up to now years, the Electoral Commission (EC) has recognized.
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Nonetheless, Samuel Guggisberg Asrifi-Young, the Bono Regional Director of the EC mentioned the directorate had upscale publicity with personnel of the EC within the area, mounting up Public Address programs in marketplaces, lorry stations and different locations of public gathering.
This is to make the general public perceive, admire, and thereby whip their curiosity and enthusiasm in taking part within the upcoming December 19, DLEs to deepen the native authorities idea.
Besides, Asirifi informed the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview in Sunyani the directorate had additionally capitalized on the quite a few Information Centers, unfold throughout the area, reaching out to, and explaining the ideology of the native authorities constructions and programs and the necessity for the eligible voters to take part within the elections.
In accordance with the District Level Elections Regulations, 2015 (C.I. 89), the Electoral Commission will conduct the District Level Elections on December 19, this 12 months.
This follows the expiration of the time period of the Assembly and Unit Committee Members December 17, 2023.
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As a part of the electoral course of, Asirifi-Young mentioned the EC would mount a marketing campaign platform for the aspirants to share their visions and aspirations, and due to this fact referred to as on the citizens to take part to allow them to make knowledgeable choices and selections after they go to the poll.
Meanwhile, a few of the Assembly Member aspirants within the Atoase Electoral Area within the Sunyani Municipality have pledged their dedication to boost lighting programs, safety, and sanitation within the space.
Stephen Kwarteng, popularly generally known as “Agabus”, the incumbent Assemblyman for the Atoase Electoral Area, referred to as on the citizens to vote for him to allow him to comply with up with sure initiatives that sought to enhance environmental hygiene and good sanitation within the space.
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He mentioned via his instrumentality, the Municipal Assembly had positioned refuse containers and dustbins at vantage factors for waste assortment and disposal, and promised to make sure that lighting programs have been improved on the Sunyani Area Two if the citizens retain him.
According to Mr Ismael Asare Mensah, one other aspirant, one of many two public bathrooms on the Sunyani Area Two had overflowed for some years now, and thereby worsened the sanitation state of affairs within the space.
He mentioned successive Assembly Members within the space had failed the individuals in tackling their quick wants, and due to this fact referred to as on the Sunyani Municipal Assembly to evacuate the bathroom earlier than the anticipated occurred.
Mr Mensah expressed concern in regards to the excessive youth unemployment which was fueling drug abuse and peddling among the many youth within the space and appealed to the federal government to assist the youth to have interaction in employable talent coaching to higher their lives.
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