The dissertation, which was a cross-sectional descriptive survey, aimed
at investigating the causes and effects of political violence in Berekum
Municipality. The study was informed by deepening intensity with which
violence germinates and multiples before, during and after presidential and
parliamentary electioneering campaigns in the Municipality
A sample of 226 respondents made up of 84 party members and 142
members of the public were selected for the study. The sample also consisted
of 67 females and 159 males. Purposive sampling, proportional random
sampling and quota sampling procedures were used to identify the sample.
Respondents answered one set of hand-delivered questionnaire. The main
statistical tools used in the data analysis were frequency distribution and
The study revealed among other things that inciting comments from
politicians, the use of alcoholic drinks, collision of opposing political party
members during political rallies and processions, unemployment and poverty
are some of the main predominant factors that trigger political violence in the
Municipality. It also revealed that the people of Berekum through the political
violence have experienced physical injuries, voter apathy, trauma, loss of
relatives as well as loss of businesses.
It was recommended that the Municipal Assembly should identify the
unemployed in the Municipality and assist those with employable skills to find
employment while those with no employable skills should be trained by the
Assembly in collaboration with the central government to get some
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ADJEI, YEBOAH . "Causes and Effects of Political Violence in Berekum Municipality" Afribary (2021). Accessed October 18, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/causes-and-effects-of-political-violence-in-berekum-municipality