Redesigned EC’s website attracts global attention

By
Iddi Z. Yire, GNA

Accra, Aug 28, GNA –
The redesigned website of the Electoral Commission (EC) has started attracting
global attention, hence making the Commission more visible to the rest of the
world.

Mrs Charlotte Osei,
the EC Chairperson, said since the launch of the website in April, there had
been 161, 732 visits to the website comprising 97,175 representing 60 per cent
from

Ghana, 30,725
representing 19 per cent from Kenya, 4,709 (2.91 per cent) from the United
States, and 3,546 (2.19 per cent) from Sudan and other countries.

She said a total of
11,920, representing 72.29 per cent were first time visitors and 44,812 (27.71
per cent) were returning visitors.

Mrs Osei, who was
speaking at the press launch of the EC’s Communications Strategy, gave the
assurance that the Commission was fully poised for action in the conduct of the
2016 general election.

“We are excited
about the new momentum at the Commission to raise the standards further when it
comes to credible elections in Africa,” she said.

The Communications
Strategy Document, which is the EC’s first-ever, gives a clear roadmap in
support of the Commission’s five-year Strategic Plan.

The 88-page
document, if thoroughly implemented, would result in transforming the image of
the Commission, improve its relationship with stakeholders, result in better
publicity for the Commission’s electoral activities and increase public
confidence in it.

GNA

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