EC planning to create a new Voter’s register that will cost $80M – Hon. Haruna Iddrisu alleges

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  • The Member of Parliament for Tamale south has alleges that the Electoral commission of Ghana is planning to create a new Voter’s register
  • According to him, This move will cost the taxpayer and the people of Ghana $80M

The Minority Leader in Parliament Mr Haruna Iddrisu has alleged that the electoral commission of Ghana is set to create a new voter’s ID using the Ghana Card. According to him, He and his people {NDC Members} are against such moves because it just a waste of Money and resources. He claim that will cause a lot of problem because most Ghanaians have not registered or received their Ghana card yet

The Tamale south Member of Parliament while addressing the Press in Parliament said: “Our outstanding as we pick it up is that the EC is desperately planning to discard the 2020 voters register and replace it with a new voter register, Which will cost taxpayers and the people of Ghana 80 Million dollars thereabout”

“So in 2020, the Electoral commission against all sound and technical advice replaced the 2016 bio-metric voters’ register you all recall that this decision was without consensus by all political parties, Civil society and Critical election Stakeholders. In pursuit of that Political agenda the EC undertook a new voter registration exercise which currently puts the voter population of our country at 17,041,340 voters”

‘Our understanding is that the Electoral commission is seeking to make the national ID card the only source of justification to register onto the Voter ID register. Our concern primarily is that in the past since 1993, voter registration exercises that have been undertaken, you normally have the provision of a guarantor of other persons guaranteeing for persons to get onto the voter register and so far as it is established that they are Ghanaians and are of age to have a voter’s ID, and are off sound mind to Participate in every election to vote”