Vol. 5, No. 1: A Response to K. Afari-Gyan’s Preparations Towards Election 2004: Prospects And Chall
01 April, 2003
In his recent paper, Preparations Towards Election 2004: Prospects and Challenges? (CDDGhana Briefing Paper : Vol. 5, No. 1, February 2003), the Chairman of the Electoral Commission of Ghana, Dr. K. Afari-Gyan, raised a number of important issues that need to be addressed in preparing for a credible and democracy-affirming election in 2004. While some of the points raised and solutions proffered in the paper meet with our approval, there are many others that require further critical analysis and response. The discussion below analyzes the implications of some of the prescriptions Dr. Afari Gyan and the Commission are putting forward for enhancing electoral credibility and democratic representation in Ghana?s Fourth Republic.