Voter Registration

The first day of the registration exercise being conducted by the Electoral Commission (EC) ahead of the 2020 elections has been generally peaceful in the Kumasi Metropolis.

Hundreds of voters were seen in queues waiting for their turn to register when the Ghana News Agency (GNA) visited some registration centers on Tuesday morning.

Registration officials had set up the centers with all the necessary safety protocols put in place, while ensuring compliance of social distancing as part of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at the centers.

The GNA also observed that the process at the various centers were smooth as most of the people who appeared on the first day were those having either a passport or the Ghana card.

At the Ahwiaa M/A Primary School Center, 10 people had been registered as at 0800 hours without any difficulty to the satisfaction of all party agents present.

Mr. Kenneth Galley, the Registration Officer (RO) at the center, said there had not been any challenge and expressed satisfaction with the conduct and cooperation of the people to all the protocols.

The situation was not different from other centers within the cluster which included the R/C Primary School, Ahwiaa, Ntonso Grace House, Methodist Church, Medoma, M/A Primary Asenua and R/C Primary, Fawoade.

At Atwima-Nwabiagya South Constituency, 28 cluster centres have been opened for registration in the first phase.

As at 0930 hours, when GNA visited the Nkawie Zongo centre, 10 people had already registered while 23 were on the queue.

At the Nkawie Panin Anglican centre, 20 people had registered, while 28 were still in the queue when GNA visited there around 10 am.

All the safety protocols had been put in place and the registration exercise going on peacefully at all the centres.

At the Asawase Constituency in the Asokore-Mampong Municipality, 38 cluster centres would be opened for registration in the first phase of the exercise.

Mr Isaac Donkor, Registration Officer at the Mallaga registration centre, told the GNA that the exercise had been moving peacefully in the centre. He said all the COVID-19 preventive protocols were in place.

As at 0930 hours when GNA visited the centre, 23 people had already registered while 100 were in the queue waiting for their turn.

The Asabi registration centre was not different as the exercise was going on peacefully as at the time of the visit.

Ashanti Region has been divided into 1,196 clusters for the registration exercise, which would be conducted in five phases.

Mr Benjamin Barnor-Bio, Ashanti Regional Director of the Electoral Commission (EC), told the Ghana News Agency that, a total of 800 electoral officials have been recruited for the 38 days exercise in the Region.


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