Photos:Akufo-Addo,wife register for voter ID

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The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Monday, 3rd August 2020, took his turn to register for a voter ID card at the Rock of Ages registration centre in Kyebi, in the Eastern Region.

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Accompanied by his wife, the First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, and his daughters, President Akufo-Addo was taken through the COVID-19 protocols, presented his Ghana Card, as proof of identification, before he was registered by the officials at the centre.

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Addressing members of the media after the completion of the exercise, the President urged all eligible Ghanaians, who are yet to register, to do so, especially as the registration exercise will soon come to an end. 

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“What would be sad is to sit in the house, and, then, other people take a decision for you. So, it’s better that everybody, who has not yet registered, should come out and register. It’s a simple process, it’s not complicated,” he said.

Secondly, President Akufo-Addo appealed to the Ghanaian electorate to hinge their decision on 7th December on the records of the various contestants vying for the Office of President of the Republic.

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He recounted how, in the run-up to the 2016 election, he urged the Ghanaian people to give him a chance to implement his agenda of transforming the circumstances of the Ghanaian people.

He recounted how, in the run-up to the 2016 election, he urged the Ghanaian people to give him a chance to implement his agenda of transforming the circumstances of the Ghanaian people.

“They gave me the chance, so it is now for them to decide on the work I have done. I told them to try me, they have tried me, and they can discern better whether I have done a good job or not. On my part, I have done what I could do, and I know that the Ghanaian people are also impressed with the work I have done,” he added.

Meanwhile,the Electoral Commission has described this year’s voter’s registration exercise as the best the country has had.

The remarks come as the EC completes its final phase of the exercise.

According to the Commission, despite the initial challenges with overcrowding and non-compliance to social distancing and other COVID 19 protocols, its quick introduction of measures to resolve the issues has led to a smooth exercise at many centers across the country

“It’s been very impressive, right from the scratch. Right from the beginning of the exercise, we have been very successful and we want take this opportunity have to thank the good people of Ghana for their support and interest in the work of the Electoral Commission particularly with the registration exercise,” acting Director of Public Affairs for the EC Sylva Annoh told Starr News.

She further stated that “initially we had some teething problems, we had issues with some of the registration centers not social distancing so we quickly moved in with the chit system that enabled us to deal with the numbers.  You can attest to the fact that the numbers have significantly dropped.

“Now you go to certain registration centers and the whole day you see only 11 people have registering, at times 12, 14 and the officials just sit and wait for qualified applicants to turn up. So it tells you a story that initially there was a school of thought that we were not going to all registration centers so they trooped to certain centers other than their original centers”.

The Commission added that the some of its officers who were found to have violated its rules have also been fired.

“So let me say that the exercise has been very successful. Apart from that we have had to check some of our officials who were going contrary to our rules and regulations to the extent that some were even fired. But thankfully and generally speaking, we can all attest to the fact that this has been the best registration exercise that we have had,” Madam Annoh asserted

The Commission is in the final phase of the exercise which began on the 30th of June 2020. The Commission set a 16 million target for the exercise. It says over 14 million Ghanaians have so far been registered onto the new voter’s roll with the exercise ending in on August 6 2020.

“We have gone past 14 million registered voters across the country, we will provide the details of the regional breakdown at today’s (August 3 2020) press briefing” Acting Director of Public Affairs for the EC Sylva Annoh said

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