The Member of Parliament for the Adentan Constituency, Yaw Buaben Asamoah, has called on the Electoral Commission (EC) to compile new voter's register ahead of the 2020 General elections.
“The electoral register in its current state is bloated and cannot be relied on for the all-important 2020 elections,” Yaw Buaben Asamoah told Kwaku Dawuro on Anopa Nkomo on Accra-based Kingdom FM 107.7
He reminded the EC of the essence of time in the exercise and, therefore, urged the new head of the EC to take the opportunity to give the country a fresh start by handling the matter with the urgency it required
Yaw Buaben Asamoa said there is no doubt that Ghana’s Voters’ Register is over-bloated despite winning the 2020 elections and insist the EC must do a new register to quash all these problems.
However, the EC has said that the existing biometric system is outmoded and expensive to maintain, hence the need to go in for a new one at a cheaper rate.
Parliament has approved about GH¢390 million for the EC to procure a new biometric system that has facial recognition technology and also compile a new voters’ register.