Electoral Commission (EC) Chairperson, Charlotte Osei
The Electoral Commission (EC) has prepared an urgent call to Parliament to force the Ministry of Finance to issue funds for the Limited Voters’ Registration Exercise programmed for the last week of April.
The commission told that if the issue of funds postponed further, it may have to rearrange the date for the exercise, which would in opportunity affect this year’s elections schedule.
Ghanaians are to go to the elections in November for parliamentary and presidential elections.
Bases close to the Special Budget Committee of Parliament stated the EC prepared an emergency move to the House for the committee to interfere to ensure timely issue of the funds in order not to put the election timetable into order.
According to the sources, the EC Chairperson, Mrs Charlotte Osei, managed the delegation from the commission to the conference.
The sources point out that the meeting was unsatisfying with a mentioned meeting with administrators from the Ministry of Finance.
Following the appeal for a service of the voters’ register, the Justice V.C.R.A.C. Crabbe Committee suggested a limited voters’ registration, which the EC primarily fixed for March, but had to be suspended due to the lack of lawful backing documentation.
The exercise is to permit eligible voters who have since turned 18 years after the last election in 2012 to have their record on the roll.
Parliament, last December, agreed GH¢800 million for the complete elections, which the EC has told is insufficient for the comportment of the polls.
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