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The Electoral Commission suspends compilation of new voters register

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The Electoral Commission suspends compilation of new voters register

The of Ghana has with immediate effect suspended the compilation of the new register which was scheduled to begin on 18th April 2020, JoyNews reports.

This comes after the Centre for Ethical Governance and Administration (CEGA) called on the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana to suspend the compilation of the new Voters Register in the outbreak of the Coronavirus in the country.

In a statement dated Monday, 16 March 2020, the CEGA said it has received information that: “some of the vendors and equipment contracted by the Electoral Commission are coming from Europe, where the Coronavirus infection has been declared a pandemic, in this regard the Electoral Commission is being called upon not to take any steps that will jeopardize the life of any single Ghanaian in the pursuit of their entrenched position in re-registering Ghanaians into the new but needless Voters Register.”

Is this a win for those who have been kicking against the practice? For how long will this exercise remain suspended amid the Coronavirus scare?

C. A. Asante

C. A. Asante is a teacher (Village Teacher) by profession who has reported on a number of elections in Ghana for Central Press Newspaper. He is known among his peers as a researcher and regular contributor in Education, Politics, etc. Follow : Instagram- @ chris_asante1...Facebook: CA Asante

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