The Deputy Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana, Ms Georgina Opoku Amankwa, has indicated that there will be no extension of days for the Limited Voter Registration exercise which is in progress.
According to her, though there have been numerous complaints, particularly, on university campuses across the country, the Electoral Commission has no plan of extending the ten (10) days period for the registration exercise.
Ms Georgina Opoku Amankwa made this known, Thursday, during a state visit of East African Community of Electoral Commission to understudy Ghana’s electoral system.
She further stated that it is unlawful for any Ghanaian to register with a National Health Insurance Scheme card.
The Deputy Chairperson explained that within the two-week period for the registration exercise, 1.2 million Ghanaians are expected to register, and also stressed that the Commission will liaise with the Ghana Police Service and other security agencies to arrest and prosecute persons who violate the electoral system to guarantee free and fair electoral processes.
Leader of the delegation, Mr. Charles J.K. Njoroge disclosed that the reason why they chose Ghana was because the country is seen as one of the best electoral management body and are well equipped in terms of issues about structure/institutional arrangement and how registration are conducted peacefully.
He on behalf of the delegations commended Ghana’s Electoral Commission for their immense contribution towards ensuring political stability in the country.
Mr. Njoroge revealed that in most of the East Africa countries, like Kenya, an eligible voter is allowed to register for a voter’s identity card with a National Identity card which is issued at birth to aid in reducing the number of minors in the voters register.