The District Chief Executive of Ningo-Prampram, Hon. Jonathan Teye Doku has advised registrants, party agents as well as Electoral Commission officials to adhere strictly to Covid-19 safety protocols to prevent the contraction of the virus during the registration exercise. He reminded all to observe the social distancing rule, washing of hands with soap under running water, the use of sanitizer and most importantly, appropriate wearing of nose mask as outlined by government and the health officials. He further donated hand sanitizers and nose masks to all participants at each registration center.
The DCE interacted with registrants as part of his second working visit to these centres to ensuring the safety of the people. Registration at all the polling stations visited went smoothly except for minor problems, such as occasional malfunctioning of the registration machine and misconduct of some registrants at a few registration centres.
The Hon. DCE, while ensuring the adherence of COVID-19 safety measures took the opportunity register in fulfillment of his Civic Rights and as a responsible law abiding citizen.The District Electoral Commission office Prampram, Old Presbyterian Church Dawhenya, Assemblies of God Afienya Jerusalem, Afienya Zongo, Dzidas Cinema Hall Old Ningo, Ningo Senior High school Old Ningo, New Ningo Taxi Rank Old Ningo, Methodist Church New Ningo, Town Planning Prampram were the polling stations visited.
The DCE has previously visited a majority of the registration centres since the inception of the exercise and made similar donations to participants. He is optimistic participants would remain safe so far as they abide with all the COVID 19 Safety measures and the District as well, shoulders it’s responsibilities to provide relief items to the needy and vulnerable in this trying times.In consultation with the District Electoral Commissioner, Hon Jonathan reminded the security personnel’s at the District Electoral Commission office to only allow the aged, disabled and pregnant women to register whiles the youth move to other canters to get registered.
He encouraged all to heed to instructions from the Electoral Commission Officials as well as the security personnel’s to ensure a safe and fair registration. Also, he urged all to exercise patience with the officials as they solve issues with the registration machine.
The public is still reminded to carry along their Ghana card or valid passport to ensure swift registration. In the absence of these, one can come along with two persons who have already registered, to vouch for their eligibility to register.
Registrants are also advised to wear their masks to cover both their noses and mouths until they are through with the registration process.