Ghana’s coronavirus situation not ‘dramatic’ – Sam Okudzeto


A member of the Council of State, Mr Sam Okudzeto, has said the Electoral Commission can start registering Ghanaians for the new voter ID card in parts of the country that are not under lockdown in light of the coronavirus situation in Ghana.

So far, eight people have succumbed to the disease out of the six hundred and thirty-six confirmed cases.

President Nana Akufo-Addo has locked down parts of the country as part of measures to mitigate the spread of the virus.

He has also banned all social gatherings and activities which require massing up at one place.

In light of the coronavirus situation, the EC has also suspended, indefinitely, its registration exercise, which it had scheduled to start on April 18, 2020.

However, Mr Okudzeto, a former President of the Ghana Bar Association, told Accra-based Citi FM in an interview that: “Our case of the coronavirus is not as dramatic as it is in many countries, which means that we only have few pockets in the two big municipalities and few of the smaller ones.

“So, since the lockdown is not the whole of Ghana, the EC should start the registration in areas where there is no lockdown”



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