La-Nkwantanang-Madina election taskforce inaugurated

MadinaAn election taskforce to coordinate activities of the general election in the La-Nkwantanang-Madina municipality was on Friday inaugurated at Madina in the Greater Accra Region.

It is chaired by the Madina Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Yakubu Aggrey Nantongma. Other members are Divisional Fire Officer Lily Ashong Robertson; Ms. Ophelia Ankra, Director, National Commission for Civic Education; Mr. Owusu-Ansah, District Electoral Officer; Mr. George Atugubah, District Bureau of National Investigations, and Group Caption G. Dodoo.

The rest are C/Supt. Martins Ayiih, Adenta Divisional Police Commander; DSP Fred Lumor, Divisional Crime Officer; DSP Eric Adu-Boahen and Ms. Eunice Asumin, Municipal Information Officer.

The La Nkwantanang-Madina Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Franklin Anku speaking at the ceremony, charged the members to be neutral, professional and diligent in the discharge of the assignment given them to ensure an incident free election.

According to him “it’s their responsibility to ensure there is peace, before, during and after the general election in order to maintain the peace the country is currently enjoying”.

Mr. Anku stated that under the terms of reference, the taskforce is expected to collaborate with all political parties, religious bodies, traditional authorities and opinion leaders to secure the safe transportation and storage of ballot materials, ensure peace at polling stations, see to the smooth settling of election offences, arrest and prosecute election offenders and be able to identify hotspots and map out strategies to control them.

The group he noted has critical roles to play in the dissemination of information to the public on key decisions taken for the success of the polls.

“The NCCE and the information services department must be complemented to disseminate decisions taken by the committee towards the success of the elections that is expected to be transparent, and accepted by all parties at the contest”.

Mr. Anku expressed the assembly’s readiness to support the team to discharge its duties without hindrance so as to achieve the common goal of the country’s democracy.



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