Public Forum On Voters’ Register Starts Today

The much anticipated public forum on the call for a new voters’ register for next year’s elections will start today.

A five member panel set up by the Electoral Commission will conduct the public hearings over the next two days.

Political parties and civil society groups which have sent proposals to the EC over the demand for a new register are expected to appear before the panel to justify their positions.

Electoral commissioner Charlotte Osei
Electoral commissioner Charlotte Osei Picture Credit Graphic


Others against the call for a new register would make their case why the current register must be maintained.

The Panel is made up of His Lordship Professor V.C.R.A.C. Crabbe, Co-Chair of the Coalition for Domestic Election Observers, (CODEO), former Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana, former Professor of Law, and former Electoral Commissioner of Ghana; Most Reverend Professor Emmanuel Asante, former Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana and Chairman of the National Peace Council.

The rest are Dr. Grace Bediako, a former Government Statistician and former member of the National Development Planning Commission; Dr. Nii Narku Quaynor, a renowned computer scientist, Chairman of the National Information Technology Agency (NITA) Board of Directors, and President of the Internet Society of Ghana; and Maulvi Bin Salih, Ameer of the Ahmadiyya Mission of Ghana.

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