The President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Akufo-Addo has clarified the confusion surrounding the Electoral Commission (EC)’s position in the wake of the Coronavirus restrictions. Reacting to this in his 10th National Address, the Prez posited that the EC and the National Identification Authority (NIA) are not covered under the restrictions he imposed on institutions and Ghanaians in the wake of Novel Coronavirus pandemic.
In his recent address on measures taken to subdue the spread of the virus by government, the President unveiled that the EC and NIA are to undertake their operations but should observe the appropriate social distancing and other safety protocols.
The Prez said:
“Market places, workplaces, public transport, and constitutional and statutory bodies such as the Electoral Commission, the National Commission for Civic Education and the National Identification Authority, whose activities were exempted from the outset from these restrictions, must conduct their activities in accordance with social distancing and the necessary hygiene and safety protocols”.
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