Voters Register Akua Donkor Blames MTN For Minors Registration

The Founder and Leader of Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), has blamed the growing number of minors on the country’s voter’s register to telecommunication giants Mobile Telephone Network (MTN) mobile money system.

She observed that the company demands for some form of national identification before allowing persons to transact with its mobile money transfer system which has compelled some minors to be enrolled onto the register.

“Some of these children do not have their parents living with them, so when they hear there is a national registration they take advantage of the situation. That is how come we have minors on the register just because they want to have some identification cards”, she observed.

She admitted there are some minors on the register but said that can easily be dealt with without necessarily compiling an entirely new register.

Madam Akua Donkor who took her turn at the ongoing Public Forum organized by the Electoral Commission (EC) at the Alisa Hotel in Accra, reaffirmed her stance for the country to use the old register in conducting the 2016 elections.

“I do not see anything wrong with the current register. It is credible and we must not compile a new one”, she said.

According to her, it is needless for the EC to compile a new register since the old one is deemed credible and could be relied on for 2016 and other future elections.



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