Ghanaians urged to own the electoral process to preserve peace

Accra, Sept 14, GNA – To keep a firm grip on Ghana’s peace, citizens have been urged to own the electoral process by respecting their civic duties and constitutional rights.

Mr Jarreth Merz, Director and Producer of the film “An African Election” gave the advice in an interview with the Ghana News Agency at the end of a press conference held in Accra on Friday.

“An African Election” is a political documentary that depicts the political electioneering processes in Africa, including Ghana.

Mr Merz cautioned the public to be vigilant and to be properly informed, adding that rumours fuelled by ignorance were a bane to electoral peace.

He condemned rumours, adding that in the 2008, false stories peddled by some individuals that some ballot boxes in polling stations had been taken away created unnecessary tension in the country.

Mr Merz added “the rumours were not true, we were right there and no ballot boxes had been taken away.”

He called on Ghanaians to treasure the country’s peace and stressed that it should not be taken for granted.

Mr Mertz said the film would be shown countrywide in a project dubbed: “African Safari”.

He added that the film had been translated into five Ghanaian languages namely Twi, Ewe, Ga, Hausa and Dagbani.

The project is in collaboration with the Electoral Commission of Ghana, National Commission for Civic Education, civil society groups, the European Union in Ghana and the Institute of Economic Affairs.

It is sponsored by Fidelity Bank, Svani Limited and 18 artistes.

A Photo Update

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The crew taking off for the Adventure from Zurich Airport





Jarreth and the supervising Engineer discuss how the truck could be transformed into a mobile cinema



Meeting our partners from the NCCE (National Commission for Civic Eduction) to plan the itinerary of the Political Safari




Jarreth, Kevin and Kwaku discussing how big the screen of the mobile cinema should be



Itinerary for A Political Safari – Round 1

Greater Accra

Wednesday, 12 September – St. Kizito Church, Nima

Friday, 14 september – Goethe Institut

Friday, 24 August – Central University

Thursday, 30 August- Boutique Hotel La Villa

Friday, 31  August – Alliance Française

Central Region

Tuesday, 18 September – Cape Coast

Wednesday, 19 September – Cape Coast University

Western Region

Thursday, 20 September – Takoradi

Central Region

Friday, 21 September – Winneba University

Saturday, 22 September – Assin Foso

Western Region

Sunday, 23 September – Wiawso

Ashanti Region

Monday, 24 September – Obuasi

Tuesday, 25 September – Kumasi University

Wednesday, 26 September – Kumasi

Brong Ahafo

Thursday, 27 September – Techiman

Friday, 28 September – Wenchi

Northern Region

Sunday, 30 September – Bole

Upper West

Monday, 1 October – Wa

Tuesday, 2 October – Nandom

Upper East

Thursday, 4 October – Bawku

Friday, 5 October – Bolgatanga

Northern Region

Saturday, 6 October – Tamale University

Sunday, 7 October – Yendi

Monday, 8 October – Tamale

* Dates subject to change

Screenings in Accra!

Our next screenings of “An African Election” in Accra are taking place as follows:

Wednesday, 12th Sept., 7 PM open-air at St. Kizito Church & School in the Nima Community, next to Nima Roundabout

Friday, 14th Sept., 7 PM open-air at Goethe Institute next to NAFTI in Cantonments

Thanks for passing on the word to those who live in Ghana and to your friends in Accra!