Electoral Commission Organized Capacity Building For Media In B/A

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The Electoral Commission (EC), has held a Capacity Building Programme for Media Practitioners in Effective election reportage and highlights of Constitutional Instrument C.I.91 in the Brong Ahafo Region.

The programme was sponsored by the EC in collaboration with the United State Agency for International Development (USAID).
The commission is starting this process with Limited Voter Registration exercise, which will start from 28th April 2016.

The exercise was to give the opportunity to those who have the attained the age of 18, after the last registration exercise and those who were above 18 years, but due to some reasons, could not register during the last registration exercise, to register in the upcoming limited registration exercise.

The Regional Director for Electoral Commission, Mr.George Gyabaah, in his welcome address disclosed that the electorates, are to be well informed so as to make the right choices to select competent people to lead the nation.

This according to him, calls for sensitization and public education of the electorate, and when it comes to public education the media cannot be left out.

Speaking on the theme for the workshop: Building Capacity for Media Practitioners in Election Reporting and Highlights of C.I.91, Mr.Gyabaah appealed to media personnel to inform, and educate, based on knowledge and facts.
As media practitioners,” it is also important to contribute to the maintenance and promotion of peace in the country”, he said.

The regional director noted that peaceful co-existence, could be achieved through fair and balance reporting.
He once again admonished the media to eschew sensational reporting by distorting and exaggeration facts to suit personal agenda which could rather inflame passions.

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