EC recruits 55 gong-gong beaters for voter exhibition exercise

EC recruits 55 gong-gong beaters for voter exhibition exercise

The electoral commission (EC) is expected to mobilize 55 town criers (gong-gong beaters) to help disseminate information on the current voter register exhibition process in the Akatsi-North district of the Volta region.

District chief executive (DCE) of the area, James Gunu, said despite the proliferation of the mass media and the new social media forms, the gong-gong beaters still remain useful for information relay in communities.

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He argues that the role of town criers in the 21-day exercise cannot be underestimated, noting they could rightly be described as the “ministers of information” under the chieftaincy structure and are quite useful in their roles.

 

The exercise which started on July 18 is slated to end on August 7.

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