Start New Voters’ Register Compilation In Regions Not Under Lockdown – Sam Okudzeto Advises
The query as as to if the scheduled December normal election will come off nonetheless lingers unanswered because the nation along with different components of the world battles for a vaccine for the lethal novel Coronavirus.
It is because simply as another social gathering, the character of the Ghanaian election would, in actual fact, create a extra fertile floor for the unfold of the virus if by then, governments have nonetheless not discovered a doable remedy for the virus.
On this regard, as a approach of offering a believable resolution to this dilemma, a former president of the Ghana Bar Affiliation, Sam Okudzeto has requested authorities to improvise with a purpose to make one of the best choice on this interval of a world pandemic.
By improvising Mr Okudzeto means, the graduation of the voters’ registration train in areas which have up to now not been affected by the lockdown since our recorded circumstances will not be as dramatic as that in Europe and America.
He mentioned the authorities answerable for the registration should undertake strategic social distancing protocols in making certain that the individuals are duly registered.
“…this is something for the benefit of Ghana, now we talk about distancing. When we say distances which means that registration can be done in distances where one person registers and another person comes, that can be done.”
Touching on this possibility of the Chief Justice taking over the reins of government he argued that, “well the constitution of Ghana has not envisaged that possibility of election not taking place. If you look at the constitution carefully, you’ll see that there is a hierarchy of authority, from the president if he is not around the vice president acts, in his absence the speaker acts.”
“In the absence of the speaker the Chief justice acts. For example, if there is no election, that means the speaker will also not be there because his term also would have lapsed…meaning it’s only the chief justice which there, the only permanent institution which is there, election is not conducted by the speaker it’s conducted by the Electoral Commission,” he added.
Although the concept of a brand new register has confronted intense assaults, the EC hopes to introduce a facial recognition choice along with fingerprint verification.
The Electoral Fee additionally seeks to exchange its biometric machines to handle points with verification that might mar the result of the elections.
As well as, it additionally seeks to make the Ghana Card and passport the one acceptable identification for the upcoming voter registration.