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30.12.2004 General News

Polling assistants and presiding officers demand their allowance

By GNA

Mpraeso, Dec 30, GNA - Over 1,300 returning officers, presiding officers, polling assistants in three constituencies in the Kwahu South and Kwahu West districts who were engaged for the December 7 presidential and parliamentary elections have appealed to the Electoral Commission (EC) to take prompt measures to pay them their allowances.

Some polling staff from the Nkawkaw, Abetifi and Mpraeso constituencies who spoke to the GNA said they had information that their allowance worth over 200 million cedis being conveyed by the Kwahu South District Electoral Officer, Mr Daniel Konadu Kankam, from Koforidua to Mpraeso on December 9, 2004, had been stolen by thieves.

They said if the information was true then the EC should find funds to pay them as early as possible.

When the Returning Officer of the Nkawkaw Constituency, Mr Thomas Asare-Amoako, was contacted he confirmed the loss of the money. He said Mr Kankam and his driver have been remanded by a Koforidua High Court to appear on the January 17, 2005.

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