General News of Thursday, 21 May 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comNo use compiling voters' register if Ghanaians don’t feel safe – Gyampo cautionsProf Ransford GyampoOutspoken Associate Professor of political science at the University of Ghana, Prof Ransford Gyampo has sounded a word of caution regarding the compilation of a new voters' register by the country’s electioneering institution. The Electoral Commission remains adamant about compiling a new voters’ register, a position which has generated a national debate with both divides of the country’s main political parties on opposing sides of the table. The main opposition party has held a series of demonstrations to register their displeasure at the Electoral Commission’s decision to collate a new voters' register. The voter registration exercise which was first scheduled to begin on April 18 this year was suspended due to COVID-19. This fear, which has a reasonable potency to dissuade some Ghanaians from actively participating in public gatherings, will not vanish simply because there is a voter registration exercise.
Source: GhanaWeb May 21, 2020 11:48 UTC