The Upper East Regional Minister, Mr Stephen Yakubu, has reiterated the government’s commitment to ensuring peaceful elections in the country.
He, therefore, appealed to all stakeholders to support the government to realise this since the peace of the nation affects all.
Mr Yakubu said this on Tuesday at a two-day study tour organised by the Ghana Armed Forces Command Staff College in Bolgatanga.
He described the study, which was organised under the theme, “Assessing the long-term prospects for Ghana’s democracy and economic development in the context of credible elections,” as crucial, saying its outcome would help to entrench the country’s democracy.
On factors that undermine the credibility of elections in the country, he said electoral tensions are often caused by the fielding of unqualified voters in the electoral register, something he blamed the political parties for.
He also stated that the mistrust that exists between the political parties on the one hand and the electoral management body on the other hand, is partly responsible for electoral violence.
The Chief Instructor of the Staff College, Colonel Emmanuel E. Doke, explained that the study tour was aimed at enlightening the students on political electoral processes in the country.
Bala Ali, ISD