Two of the six missing ballot boxes that got missing a week ago have been found by a hairdresser at Apowa in the Ahanta West Constituency of the Western Region.
They were traced close to the Electoral Commission’s regional office, according to local reports from the region.
Meanwhile, the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has charged the EC to ensure that all six missing ballot boxes are found before the December 7 elections.
“The danger is that if it is not found, it will be utilised by some mischief makers on Election Day and we start seeing ballot boxes popping up in various parts of the region and causing confusion,” PPP Policy Advisor Kofi Asamoah-Siaw said on Monday, November 28, 2016.
The EC in the Western Region had corroborated claims by the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) that the six ballot boxes meant for December’s polls cannot be found.
The opposition party had earlier raised the alarm the boxes, out of some 44 that were being conveyed from the regional office of the EC to the various constituencies within the region, had gone missing while in transit.
The Western Regional Director of the EC, Stephen Opoku Mensah, confirmed the incident, saying the boxes had not been stolen but fell off the Commission’s moving truck. He denied suggestions of foul play, urging calm.