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General News of Thursday, 8 November 2012

Source: STAR-Ghana

RE: $600 Million pumped into election 2012

STAR-Ghana wishes to draw the attention of the management of Ghana Web to a publication on STAR-Ghana’s financial contribution towards credible and peaceful elections in December 2012 on your General News page of Saturday, 27 October 2012 Your publication, with the heading “$600 Million pumped into election 2012” (see link:, incorrectly stated that STAR-Ghana has “pumped up to $600million into election related programing for this year's election”.

We wish to state that STAR-Ghana and its donors have so far made a total of five million, four hundred and thirty-six thousand, six hundred and forty dollars and seventy-five cents ($5,436,640.75) available to civil society and media organisations to embark on various activities that are expected to contribute to peaceful and credible elections. The details of the organizations which received this support and the activities being funded can be found on our website (

We therefore humbly request you to effect the correction and give it the same prominence as you did to your earlier publication.

STAR-Ghana is a multi-donor pooled funding mechanism funded by the USAID, DFID (UKAID), EU and DANIDA, which aims to increase the influence of civil society and Parliament in the governance of public goods and services. STAR-Ghana’s work is focused around the following thematic areas; Education, Health, Oil and Gas, Urban Sanitation, Food Security and Agri-business development in Northern Ghana.