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Registration exercise starts on a good note in Teshie and Osu

Wed, 1 Jul 2020 Source: GNA

The nationwide voters’ registration exercise has started on a high note in Teshie and Osu.

A visit to some polling stations by the Ghana News Agency (GNA) namely the Teshie Neighbourhood Day Care Centre and the Saint Barnabas Anglican Primary School One at Osu, revealed that the exercise, was progressing smoothly.

Madam Christiana Mensah, a Co-Polling Station Officer at the Teshie Neighbourhood Day Care Centre Polling Station, told the GNA that the polling station opened at exactly 0700 hours and as at 0800 hours they had registered eight people.

She said there were no technical challenges and that the applicants were observing the COVID-19 protocols. Mr Evans Acquah, the Presiding Officer at the Saint Barnabas Anglican Primary School One Polling Station, said registration at the Centre, begun at 0700 hours.

He said the exercise was progressing smoothly; adding that there were no technical challenges and commended the applicants for comporting themselves and observing the COVID-19 protocols.

Mr Bannerman Charles, a Fire Officer, who successfully registered at the Saint Barnabas Anglican Primary School One Polling Station, said the exercise was going on well, however, the machine was very slow in printing the Voters’ Identification.

Ahead of the Nationwide Voters’ Registration Exercise the Electoral Commission (EC) deployed 8000 Biometric Voter Registration Kits and 5000 technicians into the field.

In order to ensure smooth and seamless process the Commission had set up Zonal Centres throughout the country to be manned by technicians who were expected to ensure the prompt and timely replacement of faulty kits in the field. On mode of registration, the Commission has adopted a Cluster system would consist of five registration centres/polling stations in a district.

In all a total of 6,788 clusters made up of five polling stations each would be covered, which means that all 33,367 registration centres would be covered during the registration exercise.

The entire registration would be undertaken in five phases and each phase would span a duration of six days.





Source: GNA

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