Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has assured Ghanaians and the international community that the upcoming 2020 December 7th Elections will be one of the most transparent, free and fair in the history of the country.
According to Dr. Bawumia, Government is committed to ensuring that the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections will be conducted in a free, conducive and fair atmosphere.
Dr. Bawumia gave this assurance in Accra when he chaired a Ghana-EU Political Dialogue meeting which had officials of Government, EU ambassadors to Ghana and some leadership of the European Union (EU) present.
“The elections will be held in a free, conducive and fair atmosphere in order to build on the gains the country has achieved over the years in its democratic dispensation,” Dr. Bawumia reiterated.
Dr. Bawumia also used the Ghana-EU Political Dialogue to touch on matters involving Ghana and EU future partnerships in the areas of trade and investment, security and multilateralism, growth and economic transformation, the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, digital economy, anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism, and many others.
“In the area of digitization, the programmes by Government such as digitization of the process in acquiring passports, driver’s license, business registration, DVLA, NHIS renewal, courts through the e-justice system, among others are helping to curb the canker of corruption.
…Additionally, other anti-corruption agencies such as EOCO, CHRAJ, and the Auditor General’s Department have seen their budgetary allocations increased to enable them to carry out their mandate effectively; of course, not forgetting the significant role played by the Special Prosecutor in the corruption fight,” Dr. Bawumia stated.