Organised Labour has charged the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) to ensure that the November 7 polls are free and credible.
Speaking at a forum on the presidential and parliamentary polls in Accra Thursday April 28, the Secretary General of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), Kofi Asamoah, said a poorly organised election would have dire consequences for workers in the country.
He said due to the crucial nature of this year’s elections, the EC must assure all Ghanaians that they are up to the task.
Mr Asamoah expressed the need for a transparent process to ensure a fair outcome, so post-election violence in countries such as Cote d’Ivoire and Kenya, some years ago, would not be replicated in Ghana.
According to him, when there is chaos, “you will have to move all your properties and find somewhere to hide, and that is not what we want”.
“As working people, when there is peace, we can go about our work. Even our pay that we are not satisfied with, if there is war, you can’t find anybody to sit down with to negotiate or talk about increase in pay,” Mr Asamoah added.
Other groups and members of civil society organisations also attended the programme.
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