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What is Ghana Decides Tag? 

Ghana Decides Tag (GhD Tag) is an interactive video series whose aim is to spur discussions and gain insights from average Ghanaians regarding being Ghanaian, key development issues and the 2012 general elections. Participants (individuals or groups) are to select their GhD Tag questions from a pool, record their responses and have those video responses uploaded onto their YouTube channels or the main Ghana Decides channel. They will then “tag” 3-5 other Ghanaians to participate in the GhD Tag, and they in turn will make a video response and upload. Interested participants without YouTube channels or video-recording devices will be filmed by the Ghana Decides video team upon request.

Watch the Ghana Decides Tag Promo Video:

How to Participate

  1. Choose five (5) Ghana Decides Tag and two trivia questions (see below).
  2. Record a video answering the questions and upload to YouTube using “Ghana Decides” and “Ghana Decides Tag” as part of your YouTube tags during the upload.
  3. Share the link to your GhD Tag video using #GhanaDecides on Twitter and Google Plus. Also post your link on the Ghana Decides Facebook page.
  4.  Tag 3-5 friends to also participate in the tag. Download the Ghana Decides Tag How-to Document and share.

GhD Tag Questions:

  • Identify yourself – Name, Location, Voter registration status
  • What was your experience as a first-time registered voter?
  • Do you plan to vote in this election? Why/Why not?
  • Do you think Ghanaians in the Diaspora should be allowed to vote in presidential
  • elections? Why/Why not?
  •  What is the most important issue for u during this election cycle, and why?
  •  What top two qualities would you expect of Ghana’s next president?
  • Which is more important and why – the party that governs or the individual who’s president?
  •  How do you say “Let’s have a peaceful election” in your local language?
  •  Where do you see Ghana in the next 5 years?
  •  Complete the sentence: My Ghana is…
  •  Complete the sentence: If I were president…
  •  Complete the sentence: Being Ghanaian means…
  •  If you could envision a “new Ghana” what would it be?
  •  On a scale of 1 to 10 how would you rate Ghana’s progress over the past four years?
  •  What criteria will you be using to select your candidate of choice? (eg. Party affiliation,charisma, personality, campaign platform, professional background, ethnic background, none)

Trivia/Educational Questions:

  • What is the date of Ghana’s 2012 presidential election
  • How many parties are vying for the seat
  • Who was Ghana’s first president?
  • How many presidents and republics has Ghana had so far?
  • What is the most common name held by Ghanaian presidents so far?
  • What is the legal age for being eligible to vote in Ghana?
  • A Ghanaian-American can vote in Ghana, true or false?

Here is a sample Ghana Decides Tag video.

More Info

Each video should be a maximum of 5 minutes, however participants are free to be as creative as they would like with their videos. Multiple entries are also fine. At the end of the campaign the most popular videos (by way of view count) will be compiled into one video. Additional activities planned include tweet ups and Google Plus hangouts inspired by video responses. If you have any specific questions you think we should include or suggestions on how the tag could be improved, email info[at]ghanadecides.com. Tag, you’re it!