The Director of Electoral Services at the Electoral Commission (EC), Dr. Serebour Quaicoe says activities of the Commission are clearly exempted from the ban on public gatherings imposed on the country.
Speaking to Bernard Avle on The Point of View on Citi TV on Wednesday, Dr. Quaicoe said: “Our understanding is that it [the ban] doesn’t cover our activities so when we get there we will cross it. It is our understanding that it does not affect our operations. So as it is now, we can still go ahead. So that is our understanding,” he said.
President Akufo-Addo, in a national address on Sunday, 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.
At the time, Ghana had recorded six cases of COVID-19.
The President in that broadcast gave a caveat that private burials were permitted however mourners present must not exceed 25.
“Private burials are permitted, but with limited numbers, not exceeding twenty-five (25) in attendance,” President Akufo-Addo said.
The National Identification Authority which was organising its Ghana Card registration exercise at the time was compelled to suspend the exercise.