-Scores of Ghanaians have come together to demonstrate against the proposed new voters registration exercise
- The protesters were spotted clad in red attires and head bands holding placards and singing along to different songs
- The demonstration against the new voters register was championed by the National Democratic Congress (NDC)
Scores of Ghanaians have come together to demonstrate against the proposed new voters registration exercise.
The demonstration against the new voters register was championed by the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The party together with members from other political parties joined the NDC bigwigs and some of their members to demonstrate against the said voters register which according to them was of no use.
The protesters were spotted clad in red attires and head bands holding placards and singing along to different songs including the famous Mahama paper by Shatta Wale.
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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) vehemently rejected the Electoral Commission’s decision to compile a new voters’ register for the upcoming 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections.
According to the party, which is a key stakeholder in Ghana’s electoral process, it does not support the proposal for the new register because the EC has not given enough reason and grounds for it.
“The NDC does not endorse the proposal to develop a new voter register to replace the existing new. We do not support the compilation of a new voter register because there is not enough grounds for it,” the NDC said in a statement.
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Meanwhile, the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) has revealed that the country stands to save over GHS173.07m should a new voters’ register be compiled ahead of the 2020 general elections.
According to the EC procuring a fresh Biometric Voter Management System (BVMS) is less costly than upgrading the current register as many concerned bodies and outfits are clamouring for.
Speaking at a media briefing, IT consultant to the EC, Dr. Yaw Ofori-Adjei said the commission would incur GHS107.25 million to furnish the existing data centre but would only need GHS39.51 million for what they are suggesting
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Source: Yen Ghana