The Ningo Prampram District Chief Executive, Hon. Jonathan Teye Doku has paid a working visit to some polling stations within the District to gather first hand information regarding the registration, safety of the people and adherence to the COVID-19 safety protocols. He was accompanied by some security personnel from the Ghana Armed forces.Upholding the safety of all the stakeholders in high esteem, the District Chief Executive, Hon. Doku, donated hand sanitizers and nose masks to the officials.
This gesture is in line with complaints received regarding the inadequacy of these protective items from both individuals as well as the electoral commission officers. He earnestly advised all to strictly adhere to the protocols outlined by government to reduce the increasing numbers of infections. He further reminded them to periodically wash their hands and observe social distancing to avoid the spread of the Corona Virus.It is worth noting that majority of the polling stations visited by the DCE, registration was smoothly going on but with minor isolated problems. Some of these problems were occasional malfunctioning of the voters registration machine and also misconduct of some individuals at some polling stations. All the polling stations had party agents representing their parties and security personnel at some polling stations assisting the electoral commission officials to maintain order as well as safety.
The District has 12 polling stations with 14 voter registration machines distributed to all polling stations within the district to facilitate the registration of the new voters’ identification card.Approximately, 3000 individuals had been registered for the new identification card since the exercise commenced.The polling stations visited includes; Methodist Primary 1 Dawhenya, Mobole D/A basic school, Youth leadership training Afienya, D/A primary Mataheko, Methodist primary school, District Electoral commission Office and Anglican JHS 1 Prampram.
Due to time constraints the DCE would visit the remaining polling stations on Saturday, 4 July, 2020, Hon. Jonathan Teye Doku, whilst interacting with Electoral Commission Director, commended them for their efforts and professionalism so far.He admonished the registrants to exercise patience with the Electoral Commission Officials and their team to resolve issues with the voters Registration machine.
He reiterated the adherence to COVID 19 safety protocols to ensure a smooth and fair registration.The public is reminded to carry along their Ghana card or valid passport to ensure swift registration. Registrants are also advised to wear their masks to cover both their noses and mouths until they are through with the registration process.