WANEP and National Peace Council Launch National Election Response Group (NERG)

As Ghana’s December 7, 2024, general elections approach, West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) and the National Peace Council have joined forces to ensure a peaceful and secure electoral process. Building on Ghana’s legacy of democratic governance, the Council is proud to announce the launch of the National Election Response Group (NERG) as part of the Election Monitoring and Management (E-MAM) project.

NERG brings together a diverse range of stakeholders, including state and non-state actors, to foster dialogue, collaboration, and strategic planning to address potential threats to the electoral process. This inclusive approach reflects the Council’s belief that sustainable peace can only be achieved through collective action.

NERG’s mandate includes analyzing early warning reports generated by WANEP-Ghana and key stakeholders. By leveraging data collected by field monitors, NERG identifies risk areas and develops tailored strategies to mitigate potential sources of conflict. This proactive approach enables us to address underlying grievances and promote dialogue as a means of conflict resolution.

As we move towards the December 7 elections, the National Peace Council reaffirms its commitment to upholding the principles of democracy, peace, and stability. Through initiatives like NERG, we demonstrate our readiness to confront challenges head-on and build a brighter future for all Ghanaians. Join us in our quest for peace and unity. Together, we can ensure that Ghana’s democratic legacy endures for generations to come.