The Electoral Commission has instituted a queue management system at registration centres to deal with the issue of overcrowding at some registration centres in the Greater Accra metropolis in order to ensure strict adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols in averting the spread of the disease.
In a statement released by the Electoral Commission and signed by Sylvia Annoh Director in charge of Public Affair and sighted by talksAfrica.com, the commission stated that, following the enthusiasm displayed by the citizenry last week, a number of registration centres in Accra witnessed very high numbers of applicants adding that it had resulted in overcrowding at some Centres in the Greater Accra Metropolis.
According to the EC, under the queue management system, the first 150 applicants who arrive at the Registration Centres will be provided with numbered chits, where the first half of this number will be served from morning to early afternoon and the second half will be asked to leave the Centres and return in the afternoon when the registration process for the first batch has been completed.
The Commission believes that this system will go a long way to reduce the long queues and help with the enforcement of social distancing protocols at the Centres.
In the statement, it was further captured by the EC that, it is keen to prevent the spread of the COVID 19 virus at all its centres.“As a result, we will continue to review and improve upon our processes so as to ensure that citizens register in a safe and secure environment” the commission added.
In the Commission’s word of advice, encouraging constructive feedback from the General Public which is aimed at improving the Registration Exercise which is already in motion.
By Iddrisu Muftaw | talkAfrica.com