Roundtable Conference on the 2016 General Elections - Department of Political Science

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 11:00
Francis Kofi Drah Conference Hall


The Department of Political Science, University of Ghana and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)


Roundtable Conference on the 2016 General Elections

Theme: Expanding The Frontiers of Electoral Politics in Ghana

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Adebayo Olukoshi (Director, African Region – INTERNATIONAL IDEA)


Time: 9:30 am prompt

Date: 26th October 2016

Venue: Francis Kofi Drah Conference Room (Dept. of Political Sciences)



The political, economic and social context of the 2016 general elections in Ghana – Emmanuel Debrah (Associate Professor)

Key campaign issues that are of critical interest to Ghanaian voters – Ransford Gyampo (Associate Professor)

The different political parties, presidential candidates and their political platforms – Bossman E. Asare (Senior Lecturer – Head of Dept)

The role of gender in the 2016 elections – Alex KD Frempong (Senior Lecturer)

The 2016 general election stakes for Ghanaian youth – Dr. Maame Gyekye-Jandoh (Lecturer)

Discussant – Abeeku Essuman-Johnson (Associate Professor)