The Electoral Commission (EC) says more than 44,000 registration officers have been recruited for the mass voter registration exercise beginning Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
The Chairperson of the Commission, Mrs Jean Adukwei Mensa who made this known said all the officials have been well trained to ensure that the exercise is without hitches.
At a press briefing Monday evening, the EC Chairperson said, “a major concern a number of citizens have raised with us has to do with the quality of our temporary officers. We have recruited, trained, and deployed over 44, 000 staff into the field. We are confident that the training provided them to operate efficiently and professionally. As part of the training, we have drummed home the importance of instilling in them the principles of integrity, fairness, and transparency in all their activities throughout the registration process”.
She said the registration officers have been made to sign an oath to bear true allegiance to the principles underlying the conduct of the registration exercise.
“We have also introduced a code of conduct that spells out guidelines for their activities. As part of the recruitment exercise. All temporary staff signed an oath pledging to abide by the rules and regulations governing their activities,” she said.
Additionally, 7, 000 health personnel have also been deployed to assist with the sensitization and compliance of safety measures given the outbreak of the Coronavirus infections in the country.
“It is important to note that the Ghana Health Service released some 7,000 health assistance to each of the registration centres nationwide. It is expected that the health assistance will assist us in ensuring strict adherence to the safety protocols outlined by the Electoral Commission and all of these safety measures, we will rely on your cooperation dear citizens.”
“We believe and know that it will not be easy, but with your compliance with the above measures we should be able to carry out all the registration procedures safely,” the EC boss said.