May 30, 2024

The minority in parliament is demanding that the Ghana Police Service launch a full-scale investigation into some missing Biometric Verification Machines.

The minority said they have picked some intelligence which confirmed by the Electoral Commission that seven (7) biometric machines have gone missing.

Minority Leader Dr. Kingsley Ato Forson said if the devices are not discovered it will affect the integrity of the 2024 general elections.

Speaking in an interview with the media, Ato Forson stated that he is worried about the missing of the devices as the country is preparing for its general elections.

“Biometric Verification Machines used to register Ghanaians into the Electoral Commissionand and also at the same time it used to verify us before you vote are missing, seven (7) of them are missing. So I was a bit curious about the matter and I decided not to bring it out because we are to have a meeting with the Electoral Commission, I could not attend that meeting.” He said.

According to him, the missing devices can be in possession of a political party and it is very dangerous because nobody knows what that particular party is doing with it.

He therefore called on the Criminal Ivestigaion Department of the Ghana Police Service to give details of their investigations.

“The Electoral Commission confirms that seven of the biometric devices have been missing. I urged the CID and the Ghana Police Service to immediately issue a statement giving us the details of their investigations so far. I am concerned and worried because devices in the hands of an unknown person can compromise the future elections that Ghana will have. Who knows whether this is in the hands of a political party and who knows what that political party is doing with it ”  He added.