Former President, John Agyekum Kufuor, has described the youth as the ultimate kingmakers, admonishing their full participation in the upcoming December 7 general election.

This is because over 21% of registered voters failed to turn up for the 2020 general election.

In view of this, the Kufuor Scholars Foundation, in partnership with the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has launched a voter campaign aimed at improving youth participation in the December polls.

Despite over 17 million Ghanaians of voting age registering to vote in the 2020 election, only 13 million people turned up to vote.

Concerns of voter apathy, economic hardship and misgovernance are emerging as reasons why these individuals may have failed to vote.

The former president, John Agyekum Kufuor, speaking at the launch and graduation ceremony of the 2024 batch of the Kufuor Scholars, urged the Ghanaian youth to attend to their civic obligations by ensuring full participation in governance and election of leadership.

Chairperson of the National Commission for Civic Education, Kathleen Addy believes the full participation of the youth in elections and governance will highlight Ghana’s democracy.

“If you are willing to take money to go and vote, you might as well not vote at all. And when that happens own up and take responsibility. Some of these are essential to why education must be deep-rooted to give people the purpose of voting.

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