Ahafo Network of NGOs (ANN) – a coalition of non-governmental organisations, community-based organisations, faith-based organisations and other interest groups working to improve and promote sustainable development in the Ahafo region of Ghana – is implementing a 15-month project in the four constituencies of the Ahafo and Bono regions.

The project, tagged ‘Managing Election 2020 Related Violence for Democratic Stability in Bono and Ahafo Regions’, will be implemented in Asunafo North and Asunafo South in Ahafo, and Tain and Banda constituencies in the Bono region.

The aim of the project is to mobilise critical election actors at regional, district and community levels for active engagement in addressing party vigilantism and other election-related conflict. The project will seek to increase the responsiveness of Election Management Bodies (EMBs). It will also increase the capacity and knowledge of citizens and groups to engage and influence the manifestoes of the political parties, presidential and parliamentary candidates around issues of inclusive and sustainable development.

The Chief Executive of Global Media Foundation stated that the project will also ensure the inclusion of vulnerable groups in addressing vigilantism and election-related conflict. He added that traditional and social media campaigns will be employed to encourage all-inclusive discussions on social issues. He stated that emphasis will be on rapid response to emerging electoral risks.

The project implementing NGOs in the ANN are Global Media Foundation, Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Advocacy Organisation, Tim Africa Aid Ghana and the West Africa AIDS Foundation.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Photo source: Ron Mader

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