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07.04.2004 Politics

BAK registered 81,547 people

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Kuntanase (Ash), April 7, GNA- The Bosomtwe-Atwima-Kwanwoma district registered 81,547 eligible voters at the just-ended voters registration exercise.
Mr Joshua Ofori Prempeh, the District Electoral Officer who disclosed this to the Ghana News Agency at Kuntanase on Tuesday, said the figure for the 2000 voter population in the district was 78,607.
He said the figures clearly showed that the women voter population in the district was greater than the men and that a total of 43,149 females registered compared to the 38,418 men who registered.
Giving the breakdown according to the constituencies, Mr Prempeh said a total of 40,543 people registered in the Bosomtwe constituency out of which 21,586 were females and 18,957 were men.
In the Atwima-Kwanwoma constituency, he said a total of 41,034 people were registered of which 21,569 were females and 19,465 were males. Mr Prempeh said 10 people were registered after the official closing date, explaining that, six females and four males were registered at the Saint Michael's Catholic Hospital at Pramso and the Kuntanase Government Hospital respectively.
He said a total of six people were challenged with four of the challenges based on the nationalities of the people, while two were challenged on suspicion that they had already registered and said a review committee will soon sit on all the issues. Birim district registered over 99,000 voters Akim-Oda, April 7, GNA- A total of 99,706 people registered in the two constituencies in the Birim South district of the Eastern Region in the just- ended registration exercise as against 105,094, in the previous register.
While Akim Oda constituency recorded a total of 51,989, people in the just ended exercise as against 64,103 in the old register, Akim Swedru constituency recorded 37,717, as against 40,991 in the previous register. The District Electoral Officer, Mr Bruce Ayisi who disclosed this to the GNA in an interview at Oda on Tuesday however, said the figures were provisional, saying the reduction in the figures confirms that the old register was bloated.
He noted that there might have been multiple registrations and names of minors and aliens as well as names of deceased persons not removed from the register.
Mr Ayisi said those situations were absent in the current registration due to the vigilance on the part of the stakeholders and the intensive public education campaign on the exercise.
He said he had a personal experience when an alien confessed to him that he registered and voted in the last elections but would not repeat this

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