The United States government has pledged to support Ghana’s parliamentary and presidential elections in November this year with $4.5 million.
The US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson who revealed this in an interaction with some senior editors from selected media houses in Accra to mark his 90th day in office stated that one-third of the amount would be channeled to the Electoral Commission (EC) to strengthen its strategic communication and also educate the public on the practicality of voting.
He also disclosed that another one-third of the amount which would be channeled through the UNDP to support the activities of the National Peace Commission both at the national and regional levels.
Ambassador Jackson said other areas likely to benefit from the support includes training programmes for journalists on election reporting and also working together with the National Peace Commission to identify potential conflict areas.
The Ambassador also answered questions ranging from security, terrorism, democratic development and his vision in Ghana as an ambassador.
Ambassador Jackson said for Ghana to have a peaceful election would depend on the commitment of Ghanaians and urged the political parties in the country to make a pledge to hold peaceful and transparent elections.