As the tension of voting increases, apparently, so is the level of hunger amongst citizens who have queued at various polling stations to exercise their constitutional rights.
Hungry voters at some polling centres had a common concern on the morning of December 7; a request for special accreditation for waakye and kooko vendors in future elections.
According to 3news.com, some of the voters have been in queue since 3am and complained of hunger and dizziness by the time the sun rose due to the long wait on empty stomachs to cast their precious votes.
Unfortunately, most of the dependable Ghanaian breakfast vendors were conspicuously missing today as many of them also took the day off to go vote.
Some hungry voters at Mamprobi in the Ablekuma South Constituency who complained of not getting food to buy around their voting centres pleaded with the Electoral Commission to consider giving special accreditation to waakye and kooko sellers in future elections.
Albert: “I have been in the queue since 3:30am and it’s almost 7:15am but there is no food to buy because the waakye seller I know is also waiting to vote. So, I think the EC should find some way to let them vote in the next election.”
Naa: “My daughter is hungry and me too I am and you know I can’t go home to vote because I want to vote for my next president. Food is a problem here so I think the political parties and the EC should come and feed us.”
Ali: “I would have prepared some food from home if I knew this was going to happen. I always thought there was going to be food here but I don’t see anything and this is very bad.”