Friday, December 5, 2008

GTUC calls on Ghanaians to go out to vote on December 7

The Ghana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) on Friday called on all working people and eligible voters to go out in their numbers to exercise their civic responsibility of voting to choose a President and Members of Parliament.
     A statement signed by Mr. Kofi Asamoah, Secretary-General of GTUC asked workers and all Ghanaians who are eligible to vote, to do so as orderly as would be expected of responsible citizens, to ensure peaceful and successful conduct of the elections.
     It said the December 7, 2008 elections was another milestone in the political history of Ghana as it involves the transfer of executive authority from an outgoing President to a new President, as witnessed in January 2001.
     The statement said the nation had made appreciable strides in its socio-economic and political development and although muchremains to be done, it was Ghanaians collective responsibility as a people to maintain the peace without which economic and social development cannot take place.
     It stated that the GTUC was satisfied with the preparedness ofthe Electoral Commission (EC) for the task ahead, however, it urged officials of the EC, especially those temporarily contracted for the elections, to work towards the maintenance of the sanctity and credibility of the electoral process.

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