The conduct of successful elections is the cornerstone of multiparty democracy. In pursuit of its objective to promote democracy in Ghana, The IEA has in the past engaged in a range of initiatives focussed on ensuring that elections in Ghana are undertaken in a transparent environment of non-violence and mutual respect.
Building upon its previous successes, The IEA will again be undertaking a number of activities in the lead up to the 2012 Presidential and Parliamentary elections. The IEA’s 2012 activities began with the holding of a one-day workshop with election management bodies and key election stakeholders on 8 March 2012. The theme of the workshop was Towards Free, Fair and Violence Free Election: Holding Key Stakeholders Accountable. A report on the workshop can be found here
This was followed by another related workshop held at The IEA on 24 April 2012 with Ghana’s Security Services. The well-attended workshop, held on the theme Towards Free, Fair and Violence Free Election: Holding Our Security Forces Accountable, resulted in the signing of a communiqué by the key attendees. A copy of the communiqué can be found here.
The two broad programmes being undertaken by The IEA in the lead up to the 2012 Elections are:
Further information on these initiatives can be found by clicking on the appropriate link or by contacting The IEA’s 2012