Critical stakeholders and major partners have endorsed the WANEP initiative
of establishing an Election Situation Room (ESR) in preparation for the November 2016 elections in Ghana.
The ESR is part of WANEP’s Election Situational Monitoring, Analysis and Mitigation
(EMAM) Project: Platform for Mitigating Electoral Violence in the 2016 General Elections in Ghana. The project was launched by Honorable Prosper Bani, Ghana’s Minister
for Interior at a consultative meeting held on May 17 and 18, 2016 in Accra, Ghana to
discuss modalities for the operationalization of the Situation Room. The Project is designed to monitor, interpret and communicate risks that have implication for the
peaceful conduct of elections during the November polls in Ghana.
The stakeholders including representatives of government and intergovernmental
organizations, Development Partners, civil society and the media in their goodwill
messages at the occasion, expressed support and commitment to peaceful elections in
Ghana and commended WANEP for taking the lead.
Below are excerpts from the goodwill messages;
“I have confidence in the people of this country, who, more than once, have demonstrated their commitment to democracy and peace, and have on many occasions confirmed Ghana’s reputation for holding truly democratic elections.”- Dr. Ibn Chambas,
Special Representative to UNOWAS
“I am fully convinced that the output of the Election Situational Monitoring, Analysis
and Mitigation Project, will play a very critical role in our collective efforts at identifying and rapidly addressing any issues that may have an impact on the peaceful conduct of the November polls in Ghana.” – Dr. Remi Ajibewa Director of Political Affairs,
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