Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Ghana: EC has no regrets over new logo despite controversy

The chairperson of the electoral commission Charlotte Osei has stated emphatically that the commission will stick to its new logo in spite of the huge public concerns over its appropriateness.

According to her, the new logo represents the true independence of the commission.

Speaking at the launch of a five-year development plan for the commission in Accra, the former NCCE chair explained that the circles in the logo represents “unity, singular and unified in purpose” while the blue in the circle also represents the stability and independence of the Commission. She added that the inward moving arrows in the logo “reflect all the people of Ghana and equally coming together for the common purpose- the right to select their political leadership” while the "red, gold and green colours in it represent Ghana".

Old logo of the EC (left) with the new one (in a circle shape)
The new logo has been heavily criticised by Ghanaians. Many have said the design of the logo is alien to the mandate of the commission and must be changed.

However, Mrs Osei said the commission is in love with the new symbol.

“We like it, we picked it, it makes us happy”.

Source: Ghana/StarrFMonline.com/103.5FM

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