By: Fred Yaw Sarpong
The Electoral Commission’s official website, www.ec.gov.gh attracted about 161,732 visitors since the redesign of the commission’s website was launched in April this year.
The Chairperson of the commission, Madam Charlotte Osei announced this at the launch of the Communications Strategy of the Electoral Commission of Ghana.
According to her, the number is made up of 97,175 representing 60% from Ghana, 30,725 (19%) from Kenya, 4,709 (2.91%) from the United States of America and 3,546 representing 2.19% from Sudan among others,
She stated that a total of 116,920 representing 72.29% were new visitors and 44,812 representing 27.71% were returning visitors.
She also mentioned that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has also accepted to train over 120,000 agents of political parties their roles and responsibilities in ensuring credible electoral exercise of all the 29,000 polling stations on Election Day.
“The commission is fully poised for action and we are excited about the new momentum at the commission to raise the standards further, when it comes to credible elections in Africa. We are confident that the USAID support to the commission has firmly grafted us on the road to the delivery of free, fair, legal and transparent democratic elections in Ghana and for Africa,” EC Chairperson assured Ghanaians.
The communication strategy gives the EC a clear roadmap in support of the delivery of the EC’s 5-year Strategic Plan.
The strategy further outlines EC target audiences, it communications principles, internal and external communications policies, the channels that will be used for both internal and external communications, how the strategy will be implemented and the mechanisms for evaluation and monitoring results at predetermined intervals.