May 22, 2024

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A lot of Ghanaians especially, the members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have questioned the competency and the readiness of the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) Jean Adukwei Mensa for the 2024 general elections.

After Tuesday, 11th December, 2023 District Level Elections in Ghana, some districts in the Ashanti and Eastern Regions were postponed due to errors found on the ballot papers, delays in distribution of voting materials and issues of non-functioning Biometric Verification Devices (BVD).

This issue brought the question of the EC readiness and competency to hold what others describe as crucial general elections in the country.

But the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensah has said her outfit will do everything possible to ensure free, fair and transparent elections on December 7.

Speaking to journalists during her recent visit to the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), She said the EC will consult and engage the necessary stakeholders to ensure that their work is well grounded in law and the outcome will promote peace and stability in the country.

“The essence is to share with the leadership of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) our programme of activities for the 2024 elections and also to see their feedbacks and their guidelines to ensure that our work is well grounded in law and the outcome of our work promote peace and stability of our country. So this is the essence of our visit to the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council this morning” Jean Mensah stated.

According to her, the EC will follow the procedures and the Legislative Instruments used in the 2020 general elections to deliver good service to the people of Ghana.

“The C.I.s that were used in the 2020 elections will govern the 2024 elections as well and nothing changes, this means that we are continuing to use the guarantor system and we will continue to use the indelible ink as part of our process. We did emphasized though that because of the adoption of the biometric register, there was no need to use the indelible ink because every individual is identified with their fingerprints and every individual in the world has a unique fingerprints and no two individuals have the same fingerprints and therefore the indelible ink was not necessary ”

Source: Elvisanokyenews.com

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