In The Spotlight
The Commission has revamped its Inter-party Dialogue Committees (IPDCs) in two hundred and sixteen (216) districts across the country.
The IPDCs are used to monitor political behavior in the district and to nip in the bud any violent activities that have the potential to disturb the peace of the country. IPDCs serve as a unifying body and they resolve conflicts in order to ensure peaceful and violence free general elections. Operational areas of the committee include monitoring of breaches of the rules and regulations regarding the electoral processes, investigating cases of abuse of the rules and regulations and resolutions, petty conflicts and misunderstandings affecting the electoral process. The committee meets regularly on issues of concern in the district, constituency and zonal levels. Members of the IPDCs are Chiefs, Political Party representatives, Security Services, identifiable groups, members of governance institutions,Civil Society groups, faith- based groups and representatives of state institutions.
The programmes are being supported with funds from the European Union.
His Excellency ,William Hanna, Ambassador and Head of European Union Delegation to Ghana
The European Union Ambassador to Ghana launching the research report on Matters of Concern to the Ghanaian Voter.
Justice Nyigmah Bawole (University Of Ghana Business School)
His Excellency ,William Hanna, Ambassador and Head of European Union Delegation to Ghana.
Ms.Josephine Nkrumah (NCCE Deputy Chairman Finance and Administration) and Mr Samuel Asare Akuamoah (NCCE Deputy Chairman ,Operations)
Dr Kojo Opoku Aidoo (Institute of African Studies UG,Legon)
The Commission in collaboration with the Electoral Commission is Organising parliamentary candidates debates in all 275 constituencies of Ghana.
The Activity commenced on the 17th of October,2016 and it is schedule to the end on 25th November, 2016
GA WEST MUNICIPAL OFFICE OF THE NCCE HOLDS PARLIAMENTARY DEBATE
On the 27th October, 2016, the Ga West Municipal Office of the NCCE with support of the European Union (EU) has organised a parliamentary debate as part of the Commission's mandate to educate and sensitize Ghanaian voters to vote on issues.
Addressing the programme, at Amasaman, the Ga Municipal Director of the NCCE, Mr. Robert D.Anas-Okoe emphasized that the debate questions would be limited on the NCCE's research on Election 2016 titled “matters of concern to the Ghanaian voter".
He added that issues raised during the debate, would help voters of the Amasaman Constituency to decide whom to vote for.
The candidates who contested in the debate were Emmanuel Nii Okai Layea (NDC Candidate) and MP for Ga West Constituency and Clement Nii Lamptey Wilkinson (NPP Candidate).The questions centered on education, health, employment and agriculture.Participants asked numerous questions relating to the development of their constituency such as "what plans have been put in place to help the youth, what facility will be put in place to improve the health sector of Amasaman, how are the students going to benefit from the free education scheme and what are the steps being taken to improve the community radio station?.. .."
The two candidates have addressed the issues accordingly.Present at the debate were the NCCE Deputy Chairman( finance and administration, Ms. Josephine Nkrumah, Director Communications and Corporate affairs , Mrs Joyce Afutu,NCCE Municipal Director of Ga West, Mr. Robert D.Anas-okoe, staff of the Ga West Municipal Office of the NCCE, Chiefs, Church elders, Imaams and the residents of Amasaman and its environs.
At the end of debate the educative and insightful debate, candidates urged the electorates to vote on issues come December 7, 2016.
The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation and National Commission for Civic Education organised their maiden edition of Presidential Debate
The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation and National Commission for Civic Education organised their maiden edition of Presidential Debate for all Presidential Aspirants contesting in this year’s 2016 general elections. The debate offered opportunity for the candidates to communicate their policies based on their party’s manifestoes. Questions were based on the NCCE’s survey conducted titled Matters of Concern to the Ghanaian Voter. Among them were issues on Education, Health, Energy and Agriculture.
Contestants were the Presidential Candidate for the Convention Peoples Party (CPP), Mr. Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana, the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP), Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, the Peoples National Convention (PNC), Dr. Edward Nasigre Mahama, and Mr Jacob Osei Yeboah, an Independent candidate.
In attendance were people from the diplomatic coup, the clergy, political party supporters, academia, students, people living with disabilities, market women and men, traditional leaders, artisans, the media among others.
This debate was funded by the European Union and STAR Ghana
The NCCE in Collaboration with GBC is organizing a presidential debate on Wednesday, November 30 ,2016 at the Banquet Hall, State house Accra. The time is 7: 00 pm prompt.
Parliamentary Debate at Ajumako in the Central Region
The just ended Parliamentary Debate in the Central Region was embellished by representatives and aspirants from the various political parties namely; PPP, NDP, CPP, NPP.
The aspirants from the above mentioned political parties, who took part in the debate, addressed issues of health, unemployment, agriculture, education, industrialization, and last but not the least on micro-economic state of Ghana. This eventful debate was significant in that aspirants competed for more political points at the full glare of their party supporters, to their competitive and political advantage. They significantly held hands as a reflection of peace and unity towards the December 7th elections. The Police Commander also promised the preparedness of the Ghana Police Service in ensuring that the elections are peaceful. He warned all to desist from any acts of violence because they will not sit down for any politician to plunge the country into chaos