Three state institutions have received major financial boost from the European Union ahead of the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections.
The institutions, the Electoral Commission (EC), the National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE) and the National Media Commission (NMC) as part of the European Union’s commitment towards ensuring sustainable democracy in Ghana have been given 5 million Euros to facilitate their efforts in the conduct of the 2016 general elections.
The EU Ambassador to Ghana, William Hanna disclosed the good news at the launch of the grant on Wednesday.
According to the Ambassador, the EU sees Ghana as a partner in advancing democracy and so other member states will also provide other forms of assistance in different forms to ensure that Ghana conducts a successful poll.
“Some of our member states are also adding through their by-bilateral programs specific assistance for the electoral process. It is an indication of how much attention we attach to this area of supporting democracy.”
The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei on her part thanked the EU for the support and assured them that they will collaborate effectively with other state institutions to ensure that the elections are credible.