The Member of Parliament for Afram Plains North, Betty Krosbi Mensah, is appealing to the Electoral Commission (EC) to review its registration procedures by creating registration centers on all island communities in her constituency to enhance the registration of eligible voters.
In an official announcement, the EC outlined its plans to commence the voter registration process. The initiative is slated to span from Tuesday, September 12, to Monday, October 2, 2023. During this period, individuals who have attained the age of 18 will have the opportunity to partake in this democratic exercise.
Notably, this exercise is expected to occur in about some 268 district offices dispersed throughout the nation.
But during a press engagement, the legislator shed light on the challenges that could potentially impede a considerable portion of her constituents from taking part in this fundamental democratic right.
“Some constituents have to travel by boat for close to eight to ten hours before they continue for over 5 kilometres distance by road to the district capital which is in Donkorkrom, and it will surprise you to know that the cost involved is close to GH¢350. And so I wish to appeal on behalf of the people of Afram Plains North to the Electoral Commission to review the registration modalities for Afram Plains North.”
Some seven political parties also raised red flags over the modalities on Monday.
They asked the Electoral Commission to organise the exercise in electoral areas instead of the district offices.