Minority plans a series of measures to prevent the EC from creating an entirely new CI.

In an effort to prevent the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC) from laying a new constitutional instrument (CI) before the House, the Minority Group in Parliament has announced a series of actions aimed at rallying mass support.

Minority Leader Dr. Cassiel Ato Baah Forson stated that the Minority Caucus will collaborate with the National Democratic Congress to host a major forum on this topic in the coming days.

This will provide us with an opportunity to further clarify these issues for the Ghanaian populace.

Given the critical nature of the issues, the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam Member of Parliament (MP) also indicated that the Minority Group will "engage a broad spectrum of stakeholders, including our developing partners, our faith-based organizations, traditional authorities, and civil society organisations, to get them to appreciate the issues at stake and the implications this has for Ghana's democracy and stability."

Dr. Ato Forson disclosed this on March 1 while addressing journalists at a news conference in the House of Representatives.

According to him, the new CI proposed by the EC will supersede CI 9 and CI 126 regarding continuous voter registration processes in Ghana.

The new Certificate of Identity intends to make the Ghana Card the sole document required for voter registration.

The Chair of the Commission, Jean Adukwei Mensa, briefed the House, specifically the Committee of the Whole, on the new CI on Tuesday, February 28.

It occurred at the request of Speaker Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin.

Mrs. Mensa indicated that the National Identification Authority (NIA) card would not be used for voting in the 2024 elections, but only for registration.

"The use of only the Ghana Card will ensure and guarantee the credibility of the voter register and elections, prevent the enrollment of minors, prevent foreigners from voting, and eliminate the abuse-prone guarantor system," she insisted.

Post a Comment