08.04.2004 Regional News

Birim District registered over 99,000 voters

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Akim-Oda (E/R), April 8, GNA- A total of 99,706 people registered as voters in the two constituencies in the Birim South district of the Eastern Region in the just-ended registration exercise as against 105,094 voters in the previous register.

Akim Oda constituency recorded 51,989 voters as against 64,103 in the old register, Akim Swedru constituency, 37,717, compared to 40,991 previously.

The District Electoral Officer, Mr Bruce Ayisi who told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) of the provisional figures at Oda on Tuesday, attributed the difference to "alleged bloating of the old register". 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.

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