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The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Ghana welcomes the decision by the Electoral Commission to consider changing the national election date from December 7 to a working day in November starting from 2028.

This follows the Church earlier proposal to change the election day to a Tuesday in November to offer greater opportunity to all
Ghanaians, regardless of religious affiliation, to participate fully in the democratic process without compromising their religious observances

Below is the full press statement :

February 20, 2024

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Adventist Church in Ghana Welcomes Future Election Date Change to November

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Ghana welcomes the decision by the Electoral Commission to consider changing the national election date from December 7 to a working day in November starting from 2028.

The Church had advocated for a change of date aimed at addressing the conflict between the December 7, 2024, national elections and the Adventist day of worship.

The Church’s proposal sought to change the election day to a Tuesday in November, allowing all Ghanaians, regardless of religious affiliation, to participate fully in the democratic process without compromising their religious observances.

While the change will not be implemented in the 2024 elections, the Church appreciates the Electoral Commission’s willingness to accommodate this significant adjustment in the future. This development is a testament to the spirit of dialogue and mutual respect that characterises Ghana’s democratic landscape.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church also extends its heartfelt gratitude to all who supported our cause and to the media for their crucial role in amplifying our voice and ensuring that the concerns of Adventist voters were heard and considered.

As we look forward to the implementation of this change in 2028, the Seventh-day Adventist Church remains committed to supporting and engaging in constructive dialogue with all stakeholders to promote a more inclusive and participatory democracy in Ghana.

Signed
Dr. Solace Yawa Asafo

Communication Spokesperson

Seventh-day Adventist Church, Ghana

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