Sept 13, GNA - Mr Mohammed Lulua, the Sissala East Exhibition Officer of the
Electoral Commission (EC), has appealed to the public to visit their respective
polling stations and check their personal details as captured in the voters’
exhibition exercise opened on September 10 in all the 85 polling stations,
including five newly carved ones out of overpopulated stations with more than
Mr Lulua told
the Ghana News Agency in Tumu after visiting over 50 polling stations that “the
process is so far smooth” but added there were few challenges that would be
addressed as the days unfolded.
some of the challenges as low turn-out due to inadequate public information and
complaints by prospective voters about the hassle of journeying far away to
replace Voter ID cards.
The EC official
advised those who have lost their identification cards to pay GHc5.00 at any
branch of GCB Bank and submit the receipt to the EC office for replacement.
But this was
received with mixed reactions from some voters at Banu who complained about the
cost involved in travelling long distances to locate a GCB Bank, which may even
be higher than the replacement cost of the voter ID.
At Banu, about
20 kilometres from Tumu, the Sissala East Municipal Capital, the voter
exhibition officer Mr Christopher Panyan said as at 010:45 hours, only 14
persons, out of 344, had checked their details.