Voter Registration: Nurses lament as EC allegedly slashes their allowance

Voter Registration: Nurses lament as EC allegedly slashes their allowance

Health workers stationed at the various voter registration centers are unhappy about a slash in their allowances.

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The Electoral Commission (EC) announced three weeks ago that 7,000 health personnel have been deployed for the registration exercise.

They are tasked with ensuring that the necessary Coronavirus safety protocols are adhered to by all registrants.

Voter Registration: Nurses lament as EC allegedly slashes their allowance

A registration centre in Accra. Source: YEN.com.gh
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According to a nurse who reached out to YEN.com.gh, their allowances have been slashed.

She explained that health workers at the various registration centers used to take GHc100 per day, but it has been reduced to GHc70.

She described this as unfair, especially when officials of the EC are still taking home an allowance of GHc100 per day.

I am a nurse working for the Electoral Commission to check the temperature at the centers of members that comes to register. The initial allowance Electoral commission told us was 100gh for a day but now what we have been told is 70gh,” she lamented.

Meanwhile their members are receiving 100gh and 90gh for a day but we the nurses are the first point of contact," She lamented.

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I see this as cheating and I know since YEN.com.gh is read by most Ghanaians, our pleas would be heard. We, nurses, deserve something better, at least the initial 100gh is worth it,” she added.

Meanwhile, the EC at a press conference in Accra on Monday, July 27, 2020, revealed that over 11 million Ghanaians have been successfully registered in the ongoing voter registration exercise.

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