Chambas Seks Dialogue On Voters’ Register

Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas, the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative for West Africa, has called for dialogue on the issue of the voters’ register in the country.

Speaking during the book launch, ‘Determinants For National Development’ last week at the Alisa Hotel, Accra, the diplomat said that the UN through the UNDP would provide the necessary technical support to ensure that Ghana has a credible register.

‘Let us deepen consultation for the mutual benefit of all,’ he charged his compatriots.

While noting that next year would witness a heightened political activity among the various players, he nonetheless asked that these be undertaken safely so that the economic gains Ghana has chalked would be sustained.

He mentioned that there is a rising incidence of vigilantism in Africa, a development which he said is inappropriate and dangerous.

Vigilante groups, he explained, have grown into monsters as he pointed at examples of the development in various West African countries such Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast with serious repercussions on security.

Politicians, he said, should leave the security of the country in the hands of the security agents who have earned for themselves significant recognition on the continent performance excellently peacekeeping roles.

He pointed at the performance of Ghanaian soldiers who provided security to President Alassane Ouattara of Ivory Coast when he assumed the presidency to buttress his assertion about the quality of local security agents.

 By A.R. Gomda

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