Ghana’s Electoral Commission (EC) and the National Identification Authority (NIA) have been cleared to start their registration exercises as the country lifts Covid-19 ban on public and social gatherings
President Akufo-Addo in his 10th Covid-19 address on Sunday night urged such bodies to adhere to safety protocols during their activities.
“…Statutory bodies such as the Electoral Commission, the National Commission for Civic Education, and the National Identification Authority, whose activities were exempted from the outset from these restrictions, must conduct their activities in accordance with social distancing and the necessary hygiene and safety protocols,” he said.
President Akufo-Addo, on March 15, 2020, banned all public gatherings including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, church activities, and other related events as part of measures to stop the spread of coronavirus in the country.
The National Identification Authority, which was organising its Ghana Card registration exercise in the Eastern Region at the time was compelled to suspend the exercise.
At the time, Ghana had recorded six cases of COVID-19. The country’s total case count currently stands at 8,070 with 36 deaths.
By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH