The Electoral Commission of Ghana under the leadership of Mrs Jean Mensah has issued Press Statement reacting to media reports of some Electoral Commission officials not adhering to the Covid-19 protocols put in place by the Commission.
In the statement, the commission indicated that their attention has been drawn to a post circulating on social media about the failure of some registration officials at certain centres to clean fingerprint scanners before and after their use and that “the Commission as part of anti-COVID-19 protocols instructed officials to sanitize the hands of all applicants before and after every process.”
The commission revealed that, they have commenced investigations into the issue and “will not hesitate to take the necessary action against any official found to be negligent in the observance of the COVID-19 protocols. Additionally, the EC has alerted it’s monitoring teams to put that agenda on their radar as well as re-echo the precautionary measures to its temporary staff. Safety of applicants is foremost in the registration process and the Commission will go to any length to observe the measures outlined by the Ghana Health Service.”
BELOW IS THE PRESS RELEASE FROM THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION