The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) followed the just ended bye-election in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, with keen interest, as it was a further illustration of the democratic process that is imbedded in Ghana.
However, a release copied to Newsghana.com.gh stated that, “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 bye-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)