The five-member body set up by the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana to receive petitions and calls from some political parties, civil society groups and a number of Ghanaians for a new voters’ register will begin hearing today at the Alisa Hotel, North Ridge, Accra.
The panel will be chaired by His Lordship Professor V.C.R.A.C. Crabbe. The rest of the panel members are Dr. Grace Bediako, a former Government Statistician and former member of the National Development Planning Commission; Dr. Nii Narku Quaynor, a renowned computer scientist, Chairman of the National Information Technology Agency (NITA) Board of Directors, and President of the Internet Society of Ghana; Maulvi Bin Salih, Ameer of the Ahmadiyya Mission of Ghana and Most Reverend Professor Emmanuel Asante, former Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana and Chairman of the National Peace Council.
According to the EC, in order to assure a transparent and accountable process for examining and determining the petitions, the hearing will be broadcast live on radio, television and on the internet for the benefit of Ghanaians who cannot attend but wish to follow the proceedings.
The findings and recommendations of the Panel will be presented to the EC for final decision and communication to the public.