Extend voter registration – Osie Adza Tekpor VI
The Osie of Avatime, Osie Adza Tekpor VI has called on the Electoral Commission (EC) to extend the time frame for the voter registration to minimise the congestion at the registration centres.
His appeal coincides with the commencement of the second batch of Phase One of the exercise in the Avatime Traditional Area and other parts of the Ho West District on Monday.
Osie Adza Tekpor noted that the scenes at other registration centres were cause for concern, as they revealed stampedes and flagrant violations of COVID-19 safety protocols, and slow registration procedures.
In an interview at Vane last weekend, he entreated the EC to take a firm stance to ensure that the health of the people was not compromised during the exercise.
“We need our people to be alive and healthy to contribute to the growth of the country, after the registration,” the Osie added.
He blamed the chaotic scenes at some of the centres on the craving of most eligible persons to meet the deadline, saying that an extension of the exercise would definitely help to allay the fears and anxieties of missing out on the registration among the electorate.
Meanwhile, the head of the EC in the Ho West District, Mrs Kafui Randolph had given the assurance that no eligible person would be left out of the exercise which would take place with strict adherence to COVID-19 safety measures.
“We are set with adequate machines and registration materials for the exercise,” she told this reporter.
From Alberto Mario Noretti, Vane