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WSR trains 400 women election observers

By Christopher Tetteh, GNA
Accra, Dec 04, GNA – The Women Situation Room (WSR)-Ghana, a women peace advocacy organization, is to deploy 400 female election observers on voting day.
Madam Adwoa Bame, the National Coordinator, said there would be 40 of them in each region to assist to make sure that everything went well.
She was speaking at the closing of a three-day training programme organized by the Organization for those who have volunteered to observe the election in five regions – Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo, Northern, Upper East and Upper West.
They were educated on what to do when there was interference in the voting process by political party agents, delayed arrival of election materials, violence occurring at the polling centre and dysfunctional biometric devices.
Madam Bame said apart from the 400 observers, it had also trained volunteers to monitor events at 96 identified flashpoints nationwide, by the police and the Electoral Commission (EC) including six, in Brong-Ahafo.
The WSR was eager to see a peaceful and credible conduct of December 07 presidential and parliamentary elections because in the event of any confusion and violent clashes women and children would suffer the most.
It was on the account of this that it had deepened the conversation with women to aid them to have better understanding of the electoral process and the need to fully become involved in efforts to make the election peaceful.
Madam Bame said it had also organized programmes for the various youth groups to discourage everybody from doing anything to threaten the peace.