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05.04.2012 Politics

Second phase of biometric voter registration commences peacefully at Ayawaso Central

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Accra, April 4, GNA – The second phase of the biometric voters' registration exercise started peacefully at the Ayawaso Central Constituency in the Greater Accra Region on Wednesday.

However, some registration centres recorded low turn-out because most of the people in the area were not aware the exercise was continuing.

The Ghana News Agency learnt that at Accra Newtown, Kotobabi and Pig farm some people were not aware of the beginning of the second phase of the registration.

At the Accra Newtown cluster of schools, a sympathiser of the National Democratic Congress, Alhaji Mohammed Rashid said, “We are going round with our public address system, calling on the people to register as most of them did not know about the beginning of the second phase.”

He claimed that the Electoral Commission (EC) did not publicise the exercise and educated the public on the importance of the new register enough, and said: “The EC need to do more about educating and publicising the exercise for the subsequent phases.”

At the Kotobabi Monday Stars centre, the situation was not different from the Accra New Town centre.

Mr Kofi Ansah, who came to register, complained about the slow pace at which the registration machine was working.

At the Pig farm Ebony centre the situation was better without complaints from prospective voters.


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