Tarkwa: 33 prison inmates cast their votes


Thirty-three inmates from the Tarkwa Local Prison in the Western Region have successfully cast their ballots at the Community Development Center polling station.

Out of 40 inmates, who had their names in the main voters register, five were alleged to have engaged in double registration and two could not find their names in the register on arrival.

The inmates who were excited at being given the chance to participate in the Presidential and Parliamentary election were escorted to the polling station in batches by prison officers.

After voting, the inmates were ushered back by foot to the prison yard which is some few meters away from the polling station where they cast their vote.

In the Jomoro Constituency, voting continued without any incidence with all voting materials available.

At Whajah’s Square at Half-Assini, out of 320 registered voters, only eight had cast their ballots by 0745 hours, while at Tobenle’s Square, five out of the 294 registered voters had voted as at 0744 hours.

At Avo’s Square and Methodist Primary ‘A’ both in Half-Assini, 30 out of 614 registered voters had cast their votes, whiles 52 out of 729 registered voters voted at Methodist Primary A.

At the Methodist JHS Workshop ‘C’ 67 eligible voters out of 912 had voted with JHS’A’ recording 30 out of 362 registered voters at 0801 hours.

At GCB, 70 voters out of 707 had voted whiles at R/C JHS Centres 56 out of 533 registered voters had voted as at 0900hrs.

At Nana Ayebie Amihere VI Basic School with a register of 452 voters, only 67 had cast their ballots, whiles at the Nzemamaanle Nursery ‘B’ 34 out of 416 registered voters had cast their ballots at 0920 hours, with 135 voters casting their ballots at District Magistrate Court which has a register of 618voters

In the Ekpu constituency Market Square polling station 59 out of 402 eligible voters had voted as at 0845 hours and at the D/A JSS, 60 out of 402 voters had also cast their ballots as of 0850 hours.

Agents for NPP, NDC, CPP, PPP, and the independent candidates were present at all the polling stations.

Source: GNA/NewsGhana.com.gh

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