The West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP) on Tuesday organized a strategic meeting on the 2012 general elections for traditional leaders from the 10 regions.
The meeting, held in Accra, was to review electoral violence indicators per region to develop strategies for intervention and identify relevant stakeholders to work towards preventing and a mitigating such violence.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Mr Emmanuel Bombande, Executive Director of WANEP, said the presidential and parliamentary elections needed close monitoring and contingency planning to deal with any potential risks of violence.
He said WANEP had developed election related specific indicators to monitor and report on pre-determined indicators of the electoral violence in the run up to the December 7 polls.
He said the Committee of Eminent Persons from the 10 regions had been trained by WANEP with support from Star Ghana Project to receive information generated from the monitoring processes to intervene and facilitate dialogue in their respective communities.
Mr Bombande said WANEP had organized a meeting with other relevant stakeholders who were also involved in monitoring the electoral process in different ways to critically analyse each indicator, summarise evidence-based occurrences, and develop scenarios and options for response.