Accra, January 31, 2019 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been following the ongoing by-election in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, with keen interest, as this is a further illustration of the democratic process that is imbedded in Ghana.
However, our attention has been drawn to media reports of violence and a shooting incidence by unidentified armed men at the La Bawalashie Presby JHS polling station during the by-election, leading to the injury of at least six people.
We strongly condemn such impunity and brazen acts of violence which undermine Ghana’s hard-earned democracy and peace.
Ghana as a pillar of stability in the subregion, must not become complacent. We call on all to avoid violence and the use of inflammatory language that could further increase tensions.
Ms. Gita Welch
Resident Representative (a.i)
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