The Ghana Electoral Commission (EC) has assured that the 200,000 or so poll officers engaged to carry out the 2016 general elections will soon be paid.
According to the EC's Director of Public Affairs, Mr. Eric Dzakpasu, the delay in paying polling officials that are yet to receive their remunerations is due to the Ministry of Finances failure to release the funds to do so.
Mr. Dzakpasu did on the other hand state that there are processes well underway meant to ensure that the allowances - ranging from GHC800 to GHC1500 - are paid to those polling officials effected by the delay.
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“Although voting in the 2016 elections is over, the processes relating to the elections are not over yet. There are few things we at the EC will need to do to complete, such as payment of allowances.
“The Ministry of Finance will need to clear or release the funds for the payment to be done but as we speak the money has not been released.
“We are taking steps to ensure the final release of the cash from the Ministry of Finance so we can pay. We have made some progress towards that and so they will be paid shortly.”
Mr. Eric Dzakpasu was speaking to Chief Jerry Forson, host of Ghana Yensom on Accra100.5FM on Wednesday January 18.