Politics Fri, 7 Sep 2012

2 registers missing

There is growing anxiety and apprehension among the 1,127 voters who registered at two polling station centers in the Kwabre West Constituency of the Ashanti Region, over their inability to check their names on the provisional voters roll, as the biometric registers for the two centers are missing.

The provisional registers for Hemang near Ankaase and Afrancho, have not been traced, five days into the exhibition.

Mr. Joshua Ofor-Prempeh, the District Electoral Officer, confirmed this to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) and said the incident had been reported to the Ashanti Regional Office of the Electoral Commission (EC), for investigations.

He said the problem was likely to have been due to wrong coding. He said they were doing everything to track the missing registers to allow the people in the two polling stations to verify their details.

Mr. Ofor-Prempey said with the exception of that problem, all had been going smoothly with the exhibition.

The response, however, had not been enthusiastic, he added and attributed the trend to the Ghanaian attitude of always waiting until the last hour.

He appealed to the people to make sure that they took advantage of the exhibition exercise to correct all anomalies in the register to avoid any difficulties on the day of voting.

Source: Ghanaian Times