The Electoral Commission and National Identification Authority have been given the mandate to carry out their registrations as planned.
This comes at the back of the lifting of the ban on public gatherings by President Akufo-Addo in his tenth national broadcast on Sunday, May 31, 2020.
The President entreated these institutions to adhere to the safety protocols in their activities.
“…Constitutional and statutory bodies such as the Electoral Commission (EC), the National Commission for Civic Education, and the National Identification Authority, whose activities were exempted from the outset from these restrictions, must conduct their activities in accordance with social distancing and the necessary hygiene and safety protocols,” he said.
President Akufo-Addo, on March 15, 2020, banned all public gatherings including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, church activities, and other related events as part of measures to stop the spread of coronavirus in the country.
As a result, the National Identification Authority (NIA) which was organising its Ghana Card registration exercise at the time was compelled to suspend the exercise.
The NIA which was registering residents in the Eastern Region, the only region left for them to complete their nationwide registration exercise, is expected to complete the task by mid-June.
Meanwhile, the Electoral Commision has said that it will use data from the NIA to compile the new voters register.
Story by: Daniel Sackitey | universnewsroom.com