Civil Society Organizations(CSOs) are sounding the alarm bells over the impending December 7 elections, indicating their inability to adequately monitor the elections aimed at ensuring free, fair, and peaceful polls.

This, according to them, is due to lack of funds as a result of dwindling donor supports.

Speaking at a forum organized by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs on Civil Society Organizations and Democratic Elections in Ghana: The 2020 Election in Focus, Director of Programs at IDEG, Kwesi Jonah blamed COVID-19 for the financial difficulties CSOs are going through currently.

He served notice that on the back of the difficulties encountered in the lead up to the 2020 elections the key election observers including the Coalition of Domestic Elections Observers (CODEO)  and IDEG will drastically cut down on the number of field observers they would engage for the December, 07 polls.

“Believe you me, this time around, we have cut down substantially the number of observers that we are going to put on the field.”

He nonetheless assured they will do their best in spite of the constraints.

Source: Ghana/ FM/Ibrahim Alhassan