Gov't yet to pay EC budgetary funds for Nov elections

Gov't yet to pay EC budgetary funds for Nov elections

The Electoral Commission (EC) has still not received its budgetary allocation with just barely six months to the November 7 elections.  

The development was revealed by the chairman of the special budget committee and majority leader in parliament, Alban Bagbin during an interview with CitiFM.

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“We [Parliament] are able to reduce it to 1.2 which the Electoral Commission itself has accepted. The government made available in the budget over 800 million  for the Electoral Commission and we are anticipating a supplementary budget which will be coming soon to the House to make up the gap between the over 800 million and the 1.2 million. But so far the release to the commission is still not proactive,” he revealed.

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With a packed calendar for the Commission, there are fears the situation could complicate their efforts to deliver a credible election.

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