The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Mr. Ishmael Ashitey has toured some registration centers to have first hand information about the ongoing voter’s registration exercise to enable the citizenry to receive their voter’s identification card to exercise their franchise in the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections schedule to take place on 7th December, 2020.
The polling stations were Mambrouck electoral area in the Ablekuma Central Municipal Assembly, Fadama Central Mosque in the Okai Koi Central Municipal Assembly, Victory Preparatory School in the Okai Koi North Municipal Assembly, Dela (P) Maternity Home at Achimota in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Municipality and scores of polling stations in the Ayawaso Central Municipality.
Addressing the media shortly after the tour, the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Mr. Ishmael Ashitey expressed his satisfaction about the preparation and the measures put in place to ensure a smooth exercise.
He however advised the registration officers and other officials from the Electoral Commission to ensure that the electorates adhere to the existing protocols on COVID-19, a disease that has impacted negatively on the lives of people across the country and pointed out that the wearing of face masks, washing of hands, and the use of alcohol base hand sanitizers should be applied at any given time to curb the spread from human to human.
The Greater Accra Regional Minister observed that some polling stations have complied with the protocols while others have failed to adhere to the expected standards and urged them to comply as such and also recommended the MCEs to make PPE’s readily available.
“I urged all Ghanaians to take part in the voter’s registration and participate in the upcoming 2020 general election”. he added
On concerns raised at the polling stations, the electorates called for more machines to fast track the processing of the voters ID cards, information vans to make announcement in the communities with regards to movement of registration center to a new center and the set up of multiple registration centers within the electoral areas and check the attitude of people found going through the process of receiving their ID Cards who does not reside in the electoral area.