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Hon. Daniel Botwe Secures Media Support for 2023 District Level Elections

Mr. Daniel Botwe, Minister of Local Government, Decentralisation, and Rural Development, has called for media backing through the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) at a meeting in Accra with the objective to achieve a minimum 50% voter turnout in the upcoming 2023 District Level Elections to strengthen the local government system.

Highlighting the historical low turnouts, Hon. Botwe urged major media outlets to amplify the need for citizens to actively participate in the upcoming elections, emphasizing the crucial role of media in boosting civic participation and fostering a robust democratic process.

Hon. Daniel Botwe, referencing a parliamentary statement, revealed that previous elections, except for a 1988 turnout exceeding 50%, recorded dismal figures between 37-38%.

Expressing optimism, he urged the media to contribute to making the 2023 elections, scheduled for December 19, a historic high in voter participation.

Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Minister of Information, underscored the need for media collaboration in enhancing the public's perception of district level elections. He encouraged outlets to emphasize citizens' responsibility to vote for representation in policies and governance.

President of the Ghana Journalist Association (GJA), Mr. Albert Kwabena Dwumfour, pledged the association's commitment to promoting the elections, promising excellent publicity. He assured the Minister of Local Government of the GJA's dedication to elevating district level election turnout from below 40% to a minimum of 50% this year.


The Local Government Minister, concluded by hinting on plans for further engagement with the media to address public awareness on permitting systems and flood prevention in Accra and across Ghana, showcasing the government's commitment to holistic civic improvement.


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