Attorney General, Ms. Gloria A. Akuffo has advised the Electoral Commission to in the future use the data from the National Identification Authority for new voters register to save money, ensure uniformity and make the register more credible.
She was speaking at the Ghana Bar Association Webinar at the court complex in Accra under the theme ‘Enhancing National Cohesion: The essence of free and fair and responsible electoral process.’
“It may be advisable for the EC to have recourse to the NIA database for the compilation of voters’ register and adopt and designate the Ghana Card as identity card to be used in future elections in the country.” she said.
The NIA has registered 15million people and have issued 13million Ghana Cards to Ghanaians in the ongoing mop-up exercise in the country as it September 8, 2020.
Ms. Gloria Akuffo also called on Ghanaians to eschew politics of insults and ethnic tags.
“We must reduce the tempo of political rivalries and antagonism that are characterized by ethnocentrism and premodal prejudice,” adding that “these have the tendencies of threatening our national cohesion”
Source: Ghana Waves