The former Kumasi Mayor said the EC boss has caused the nation a financial loss for purchasing the ?useless? biometric machines used in the last general election.
?US 96 million dollars thrown out to the dogs, useless, the machine is useless and indeed if i had my way, Afari-Gyan will be in jail today for causing financial loss alone,? he said this at the Media forum held by the NPP at their headquarters on wednesday to assess President John Mahama?s first year in office.
Kofi Jumah was not convinced as to why Ghana and Kenya purchased almost the same number of machines but the latter paid less.
? Kenya has 45 million people and went through biometric registration just as we did?..They registered 14 million voters?..Ghana also went through biometric registration, barely half Kenya?s population; 24 million we also registered 14 million voters?.. They bought approximately 36,000 biometric machines for US 16 million dollars. Ghana bought about 32,000 or so and we paid US 96 million,? Kofi Jumah said,
In his view therefore the EC boss should be jailed for causing financial loss to the state.