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Election Results Tabulation and More

Sun, 10 Feb 2013 Source: Danso, Kwaku A.

Dear Dr. Afari-Gyan

It was nice talking with you. I could tell you were busy and I did not want to

belabor the point about the Results of the 2012 elections on your Website.

I have spent hours studying the Excel Spreadsheet, with the purpose of publishing

something on our Website www.globalexpressghana.com

and even though I find your formatting a little unfriendly for re-publication, I

noticed on your Website, www.dc.gov.gh that you have listed the number of Registered

voters for each constituency, nicely. However after the results your technical staff

and officers did not enter the actual votes for each constituency.

Here’s a small piece of what you have:

2012 GENERAL ELECTIONS - POLLING STATIONS

POLLINGSTATIONCODE POLLINGSTATIONNAME REGIONNAME DISTRICTNAME CONSTITUENCYNAME TOTAL

VOTERS

A010101 METH JSS WORKSHOP BLK C HALF-ASSINI WESTERN JOMORO JOMORO 937

A010102 PEACE INTERNATIONAL PRIM SCH COMBODIA HALF-ASSINI WESTERN JOMORO JOMORO 519

A010103 METH JSS BLK A HALF-ASSINI WESTERN JOMORO JOMORO 282

A010104 OPPOSITE GCB HALF ASSINI WESTERN JOMORO JOMORO 576

A010105 METH PRIM A HALF-ASSINI WESTERN JOMORO JOMORO 721

A010106 NREDA/SHIDO SQUARE, HALF-ASSINI WESTERN JOMORO JOMORO 557

A010107 METH PRIM BLK B HALF-ASSINI WESTERN JOMORO JOMORO 472

Kwadwo, after the elections one would have expected to see something like this

below. The key word RESULTSis what everybody is looking for and I think this would

have avoided all the various debates and argument. After all everybody can see and

compare to what they found in their village and constituency or polling station. If

this table had been designed before the results started coming in, you could have

tabulated this as the results were being read. It should not take somebody with

experience in Excel Spreadsheet more than an hour to design /add the additional

columns for the Presidential and Parliamentary as I have done here.

I know you guys are at the Supreme Court and this may be too late to correct. Let me

copy your Directors of Operations, Elections and IT whom I think should take

responsibility for these facilitation of results on your Website.

Some of these issues about number crunching using computer Spreadsheets are

elementary for some of us with lots of experience in Engineering and Finance in the

US. Please all you Honorable men and Commissioners, feel free to contact me if you

need any help.

2012 GENERAL ELECTIONS - POLLING STATIONS

PRESIDENTIAL RESULTS PARLIAMENTARY RESULTS

POLLINGSTATIONCODE POLLINGSTATIONNAME REGIONNAME DISTRICTNAME CONSTITUENCYNAME TOTAL

VOTERS John Mahama (NDC) Akufo Addo (NPP) Herbert Lartey (GCPP) Kwesi Nduom (PPP)

Kwasi A.Odike (UFP) Hassan Ayariga (PNC) Abu Sakara ( CPP) Jacob O.Yeboah (IND)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

A010101 METH JSS WORKSHOP BLK C HALF-ASSINI WESTERN JOMORO JOMORO 937

A010102 PEACE INTERNATIONAL PRIM SCH COMBODIA HALF-ASSINI WESTERN JOMORO JOMORO 519

A010103 METH JSS BLK A HALF-ASSINI WESTERN JOMORO JOMORO 282

A010104 OPPOSITE GCB HALF ASSINI WESTERN JOMORO JOMORO 576

A010105 METH PRIM A HALF-ASSINI WESTERN JOMORO JOMORO 721

A010106 NREDA/SHIDO SQUARE, HALF-ASSINI WESTERN JOMORO JOMORO 557

A010107 METH PRIM BLK B HALF-ASSINI WESTERN JOMORO JOMORO 472

A010108 E. EKPALE'S SQUARE, HALF ASSINI WESTERN JOMORO JOMORO 568

A010109 WHAJAH'S SQUARE, HALF ASSINI WESTERN JOMORO JOMORO 298

A010110 ARVO'S SQUARE HALF-ASSINI WESTERN JOMORO JOMORO 588

A010111 P. TOBENLE'S SQUARE, HALF ASSINI WESTERN JOMORO JOMORO 272

A010201 R/C JSS BLK A HALF-ASSINI WESTERN JOMORO JOMORO 429

BTW Kwadwo, when are you retiring?

Before you retire, I’d like to help your staff design a permanent Personal ID number

for Ghana, and so please guys, feel free to contact me. I see many of the things you

are doing and I know you are trying your best but many do not have the experience.

Ghana needs one Single ID number that is carried from Birth to Death and used

throughout School, Elections, Retirement, Health Care, and that is like the US

Social Security Number (SS#).

Doc., please, we don’t need any World Bank loans for this. Ghana did not educate all

of us Engineers for us to work overseas and you guys in Ghana cannot do certain

things we consider elementary and we can help on. However you have to approach us.

I cannot force my ideas on you guys. We also need a STREET ADDRESSING system, and I

think you have the best opportunity to propose this with the Interior Minister to

get all the DCEs to coordinate and get this done easily. I have over 20 years in

the Finance and Real Estate Business after Engineering, and I am willing to offer

free advice; but of course you can also give me a Contract to deliver this service

and I will do it in one year that has taken you guys over 30 years and nobody seems

to understand it! I will charge for it without costing the government a dime.

Please say Hi to old buddies.

All the best,

Hope you can do the keyboarding (“typing”) and reply to this yourself.

Kwaku

Columnist: Danso, Kwaku A.