NCCE to reverse voter apathy trend ahead of 2020 general elections

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has raised concerns over the growing trend of voter apathy which had been evident in past elections.

According to the Commission, its study has revealed the worrying trend which needs to be tackled.

Some elections held recently including the local level elections have been characterized by low voter turnout.

Most voters fault unfulfilled political promises for their decisions not to take part in elections.

But speaking at a press conference to outline the Commission’s action plan for the election year, the Chairperson of the Commission, Josephine Nkrumah said her outfit will embark on massive public education ahead of the 2020 polls.

“We have realized that there seems to be a growing apathy or vote fatigue around election and as a Commission, we must seek to correct that. We must seek to approach that and ensure that Ghanaians continue to be active participants in the governance of our country.”

“For that matter, in the last quarter of 2019, we sought to reactivate our inter-party dialogue committee and we are happy to announce that as at December 2019, we activated our regional inter-party dialogue committees. We would also have consultative meetings with political parties and other stakeholders. We would amplify our education and engagement in our flashpoint areas and we would engage the youth,” she assured