Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa, has justified the decision to make the electoral roll public. She insists that the Commission’s actions are backed by the law.
According to her the ECs’ systems are much secured and as required by law, the C.I. 127 required that the provisional voter register is published on their website.
“That same law states that the final register is published in a manner for which the Commission deems fit.”
Mrs. Mensa who was speaking at a training workshop for journalists, also said the publishing of the register was to ensure “transparency and openness.”
The list published contained the names, voter identification numbers, ages and genders of persons registered to vote. It was eventually pulled down temporarily and according to Mrs. Mensa it will be re-published after the system has been embedded with enhanced security measures.
The EC chairperson also said claims by some politicians that her outfit is in bed with the incumbent New Patriotic Party (NPP) for them to hold onto power are unproven.
She maintained that in the current scheme of things, especially the processes with elections in the country, nobody can rig the elections for any candidate.