The Electoral Commission’s compilation of the new voters register which began on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, with a lot of incidents from across the country.
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Even though there had been plans laid out and all the necessary logistics put in place to ensure a smooth process, the process had one or two incidents marring the smooth operation.
YEN.com.gh has compiled all the happenings as the voter registration exercise took off.
1. No social distancing
Almost all news platforms across the country had one news to report from all registration centres - Social Distancing. The social distancing directive was totally ignored by most individuals at registration centres.
Even though they had nose masks on, social distancing should have still be practiced.
2. Technical challenges
Some registration centres across the country had some technical challenges with their machines. This was not so much of a problem as there were technicians on site to fix the problem with immediate effect.
3. Suspected COVID-19 cases
According to the health officer, Rabiatu Braimah, who was stationed at the registration center, the suspected individuals had very high temperatures, had a cold, or were coughing.
She further added that some of the temperatures of the 20 suspected cases were as high as 39.6 degrees.
4. NPP/NDC clash in Domongo
There was a serious scuffle between some supporters of the NDC and the NPP at the Kurabaso registration center in Damongo on the first day of the voter ID registration resulting in the beating of the NPP Nasara Coordinator for Damongo Constituency Mr. Nsorwura.
According to the information picked at the center, some Zambarima traders who are non-Ghanaians were at the center to register, which the NDC agent resisted since they are non-Ghanaians who are also not residents in the constituency.
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