Ghana’s Electoral Commission has disclosed that health officials will be deployed to the various registration centres across the country ahead of the Voter Registration exercise slated to start at the end of June.
Speaking on JoyNews, an Accra based Television station, the Director of Electoral of Services, Dr. Serebour Quaicoe said, the commission is poised to ensure that, no cases of COVID-19 will be recorded during the Voter Registration Exercise.
“Health professionals will be deployed across all registration centres in the country to help us in the registration exercise so there won’t be any spread of coronavirus during that period, they will have thermometers and all necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to help the process to achieve the desired results”... he noted.
Meanwhile, the Electoral Commission is currently undergoing a piloting exercise to test the new machines which are expected to be used for the Voter Registration later this month.
According to the commission they have trained over One thousand people on how to handle the equipment and also how to provide the necessary assistance to Citizens when they visit the centres.
The Electoral Commission of Ghana is the official body in Ghana responsible for all public elections. Made up of seven members, its independence is guaranteed by the 1992 Ghana constitution. Electoral Commission is set to hold this year’s elections on December 7th amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Amos Ekow Coffie