The Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) has stated emphatically that, in spite of the coronavirus disease outbreak in the country, the commission will go ahead with the compilation of the new voters’ register.
In a statement issued a while ago [March 17, 2020] and signed by the Acting Director of the Public Affairs, Mrs Sylvia Annor, the EC sought to debunk media reports that the intended voters’ registration exercise had been called off, stating that the exercise has not been cancelled as speculated in the media.
“The Commission wishes to state that, the compilation of the New Voters’ Register has not been cancelled. Plans are far advanced for the successful takeoff of the registration process”, the statement said.
While revealing that a new date for the exercise would be announced, the statement sought to assure the general public that the EC would take steps to protect the registration officials and registrants who will show up to register for the new voter ID card, so that they would be protected from the virus.
“The Commission wishes to assure the general public that it is taking the necessary steps to guarantee the safety of the citizenry and safeguard them from the virus. In this regard, the Electoral Commission will put in place concrete measures including providing sanitisers at all polling stations and providing a conducive atmosphere at all registration centers so as to protect its stakeholders from the virus among others.”
The statement concluded by entreating the general public to “prepare for the upcoming Voters’ Registration exercise.”
By a ghanahotissues.com writer
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