EC officers in Tamale threaten to boycott exhibition over allowance

Electoral Commission recruits in Tamale in the ongoing provisional voters’ register exhibition exercise, have reiterated their threat to boycott the ongoing exercise on Wednesday if their allowances are not adjusted upwards.



They declared their stance in protest against the GHc30 given to them as allowances after undergoing a three-day intensive capacity building workshop ahead of the exercise. According to them, their colleagues in other districts within the Northern Region received GHc60 cedis for the same workshop.

Also, they claimed their colleagues in other regions have been promised GHc720 contrary to the GHc400 they will receive at the end of the 21-days exercise. The intended boycott if activated on Wednesday, will affect voters in

Tamale central, Tamale north and Tamale south constituencies. When Citi News visited some of the exhibition centres, the angry EC recruits were busy at post, but insisted no amount of persuasion will convince them except an increment of the allowances.

The verification officer at the Tamale central mosque exhibition centre ‘B’, Abdul Karim Ibrahim, said 532 names were on the register. According to him, only seven multiple registrants are captured on the register without a single record of an NHIS card registrant.

The verification officer in charge of the Tamale central mosque exhibition centre ‘A’, Is-Hak Mohammed Mansuru, said 537 names are on the register. As at 10:30 am on day one of the exercise, only 31 voters had been verified at the two exhibition centres.


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