President Akufo-Addo in his famous 10 address to the Nation on the night of Sunday, May 31, 2020, has mentioned that the Electoral Commission (EC) can conduct their activities.
In effect, the President has lifted the ban on a social gathering which prevented the Electoral Commission from going ahead with its plans of compiling a new voter register ahead of the 2020 general elections.
However, Akufo-Addo smartly cautioned that such activities must be conducted in accordance with the social distancing and the necessary and hygiene and safety protocols.
“Market places, work places, public transport, and constitutional and statutory bodies such as the Electoral Commission, the National Identification Authority, whose activities were exempted from the outset from these restrictions, must conduct their activities in accordance with the social distancing and the necessary hygiene and safety protocols.”
Meanwhile, the Electoral Commission led by Jean Mensa has set the end of June to commence the new voters registration.