In a move to boost voter registration in the Volta region, Leslie Mensah Tamakloe, a leading member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and founder of InternetGhana Company Limited, has donated GH₵205,000 to the regional branch of the party.
The funds aim to assist in the transportation of newly eligible voters to the Electoral Commission district offices for the ongoing limited voter registration exercise since the cost of transportation may be unbearable for most of them.
The limited voter registration exercise, which commenced on Tuesday, September 12, is targeted at registering Ghanaian citizens who have just attained the voting age or those who couldn't register in the previous exercise. The exercise is expected to end on October 2.
In a letter addressed to the regional chairman of the NDC, Mr. Leslie Mensah Tamakloe explained the necessity of the financial support and how it would be distributed.
"In respect of our quest as a democratic party to wrestle power from the NPP, it becomes essential to fully ensure that all primary electoral activities are monitored successfully,” he wrote.
He added, "With the commencement of the limited voter registration and its inconvenience of having the EC district offices as central points, it is required of us to ensure a sufficient input of financial resources to facilitate the mobilization of our people to be registered."
Detailing the allocation of the amount, the letter states, "Each constituency benefits GH₵10,000 with the exception of the Hohoe constituency which benefits GH₵15,000 due to its orphan state. The regional executive committee receives GH₵20,000 to enable it monitor the registration process across the region."
Mr. Leslie Mensah Tamakloe expressed his belief that this financial boost would greatly support the party's efforts.
"I believe this will go a long way to help the party meet its target of registrants in the region. It is my pleasure," he concluded.