‘Let the Citizen Know’ – an initiative launched by Ghana’s Electoral Commission (EC) will provide regular updates on the electoral processes as the country prepares to hold Presidential and Parliamentary polls in December.
EC chairperson, Jean Mensa, told the press that the initiative will help the commission to “open up processes and promote transparency around our work.”
“We believe that this platform will afford us an opportunity to provide timely information on a regular base to the citizenry”.
She noted that her outfit is “keen to ensure that citizens are provided with the truth and facts as they unfold.”
“These, we hope, will help erase the tension and suspicion that characterize our work and elections generally,” Mrs Mensa added.
The commission intends to engage the press on Wednesdays and Fridays each week.
The EC is currently engaged in the voter registration exercise and it will be providing updates on persons who have registered, gender breakdowns and other data points of the registration exercises.
The commission has said it has exceeded its target for the first phase of the ongoing mass voter registration exercise.
The first phase of the exercises ran between June 30 and July 5, 2020, and recorded over two million registrations.
Despite logistical concerns, it said the speed of the machines and the efficiency of its personnel is nothing but commendable.
Source: Daily Mail GH