Source; Tudu Lahabali Kpana || Justice Fm
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The Electoral Commission has asked Parliament to approve GH¢444,846,663 for the compilation of a new voters’ register. As part of its activities for the year 2020, the Commission wants to compile a new register for the general elections.
Deputy Chairperson of the Commission, Samuel Tettey, at a press briefing on Monday reiterated the need for a new register. He said the current register is credible but it has been stretched to a point where they don’t want to take that same risk.
Mr. Tettey added that during the exhibition some people were not captured because of the equipment they are using. In its budget, the EC also allocated GH¢287,842,511 for the conduct of elections.
More than GH¢27million has also been requested for voter and electoral education and GH¢1.2million for demarcation of electoral boundaries. The biggest opposition party, the NDC has meanwhile, kicked against the new register. According to the party, there is no need for a new register.