Matthew Eghan, the National President of the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC), has notified that, the Catholic Church in Ghana would be deploying close to two thousand election observers at polling stations all over the country.
He said that the observers have been selected from all over the 20 dioceses of the Church. And these would be deployed across all the regions in the country to help ensure a free, fair, transparent and violent-free election on December 7.
Mr Eghan was speaking at the end of a three-day civic education and election observation training workshop organised by the Justice and Peace Commission of the National Catholic Secretariat in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation at the Samaritan Villa in Kumasi, this week. This is according to Ghanaweb Online.
Participants at the training workshop were taken through the roles and responsibilities of election observers and instructed on how to gather credible information during an election. They were also cautioned to be diligent as they embarked on their duties and urged to demonstrate fairness in their reports.
Eghan nevertheless was quick to underline that the attainment of peace before, during and after the election was the responsibility of all Ghanaians.
Speaking at the same conference, Vicar General (VG) of the Archdioceses of Kumasi, Fr Louis Tufour, appealed to the various religious groups in the country to educate the populace on the need to ensure a peaceful election.