June 13, 2024

The Electoral Commission of Ghana has responded to a demand by the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Fifi Kwetey to replace the voter ID cards lost by victims of the recent Akosombo dam spillage for free.

According to the EC, they have agreed with Hon. Fiifi Kwetey of the NDC to support the flood victims.

During a press conference held on Thursday, May 16, Mr Kwetey said “Let me use this opportunity to make this demand of the Electoral Commission on the replacement of lost voter ID cards. From May 30, the EC is expected to provide cards at no cost to the victims of the flood that happened along the Volta River and the lake. This is a demand, not a plea,” The NDC Secretary General demanded.

Responding to this demand, the Electoral Commission in a statement stated that it is their duty to support all eligible voters to vote in the upcoming General Elections therefore, they will support victims of Akosombo Dam Spillage.

The Commission announced that replacement of voter ID cards which is scheduled to commence on 30th May 2024, is intended to fulfil that duty.

“As a well-meaning Commission, it is our duty to support all eligible voters to vote in the upcoming General Elections. The replacement of voter ID cards which is scheduled to commence on 30th May 2024, is intended to fulfil that duty. Recognising the untold hardships and economic loss suffered by victims of Akosombo Dam Spillage, we agree with Hon. Fiifi Kwetey of the NDC to support them. In solidarity with the victims and a gesture of goodwill, the Commission is happy to announce that replacement of Voter ID Cards for the victims of the Akosombo Dam Spillage will be free of charge.” The Commission said in a statement.

 

Below is the full statement

 

Free Replacement of Voter ID Cards for victims of Akosombo Dam Spillage:

“As a well-meaning Commission, it is our duty to support all eligible voters to vote in the upcoming General Elections. The replacement of voter ID cards which is scheduled to commence on 30th May 2024, is intended to fulfil that duty. Recognising the untold hardships and economic loss suffered by victims of Akosombo Dam Spillage, we agree with Hon. Fiifi Kwetey of the NDC to support them. In solidarity with the victims and a gesture of goodwill, the Commission is happy to announce that replacement of Voter ID Cards for the victims of the Akosombo Dam Spillage will be free of charge.

Thank you.

Source: Elvisanokyenews.com

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