Let democracy work for the people – CDD to government

Politics of Sunday, 16 September 2018

Source: Myjoyonline.com

2018-09-16

President Akufo-Addo says Africa’s march of democracy is hard to reverse

The Center for Democratic Governance (CDD) is calling on government to make democracy work for the people.

On the occasion to mark the International Democracy Day, which falls on September 15, 2018, the governance think tank said despite the gains made over the last 25 years of Ghana’s fourth Republic there still remains political gaps which must be filled with urgency or risk a sad reversal of the strides made.

“The Center congratulates Ghanaians on this important feat, [25th Anniversary] and also recognizes the substantial progress made in our democratic governance system…” a statement said adding, “while Afrobarometer data indicates that eight in 10 Ghanaians support regular, open and honest elections – which is one of the key indicators of a good democracy – CDD-Ghana is concerned that the rising cost of elections, both elective and administrative, put an undue strain on political inclusion and ultimately, our democracy.”

The theme for this year’s International Democracy Day is “Democracy Under Strain: Solution for a Changing World,”

Attached is the full statement by CDD

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