Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Charlotte Osei, has warned that the commission would abolish the “strong room” principle in next year’s general election and rather introduce a more transparent and inclusive process.
According to her the commission would secure a bigger room for receiving and certification of constituency results in a greater transparent process where cameras and screens would be mounted and a lot more people allowed to patronise the chamber.
“A more transparent process will be introduced, what we are going to have is a bigger room that we will have cameras and more inclusiveness of the electorate,” she said in response to a question requesting the EC’s position on the concept,” she said.
Mrs Charlotte stated this at the closing session of the two-day forum that discussed the voters register after more than 30 petitions were received by the EC calling for a new or an audit roll devoid of names of minors, foreigners and cleansing of multiple registrations.
The move was hailed by many individuals and organisations as a landmark in Ghana’s electoral system seeking to introduce a robust process to enhance transparency and openness.