Voter registration exercise not to disenfranchise any qualified person-EC
The Electoral Commissioner Mrs. Jean Mensa says the Electoral Commission (EC’s) rationale to compile the new register is not to disenfranchise people but rather afford every qualified person the opportunity to register and vote.
The voter registration exercise he stated is only for Ghanaians because Ghanaians are the only people to choose leaders to govern them.
She assured the public the decision to compile a new register was not taken in favour of any individual.
She said the ruling by the Supreme Court in the case brought against the commission paved way for them to organise the exercise.
She advised the public to take an interest in the exercise and raise objection should they observe any anomaly.
Mrs. Mensa reminded the public on the need to observe the safety protocols to help contain the spread of the coronavirus.
She said the commission has paid close attention to the signals raised by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and taken the best practices to prevent the spread of the virus.
She disclosed the GHS has released some 7,000 health professionals to assist the EC in the registration exercise which will start tomorrow [Tuesday, June 30, 2020].
She added that the safety measures, including the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and hand sanitizers have been put in place at all designated registration centres throughout the country to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The EC chair was optimistic the kits will work efficiently as the EC has deployed over 5000 technicians to assist with the exercise.
Mrs. Jean Mensa explained the EC will use a “cluster system of registration will be used for the exercise, where, over 6,700 clusters would be used.