The Electoral Commission (EC) says it is being financially prudent in its decision to compile a new Voters Register ahead of the 2020 polls.
According to the Head of Communications at the EC, a comparative analysis indicates the EC’s compilation of the new register is a step in the right direction.
Speaking in an interview on Accra-based Citi FM, Head of Communications at the EC, Sylvia Annor insisted the Commission’s decision is justified.
“The EC has given certain figures to back the argument that we are raising. When we are talking about cost, in 2017, during the limited registration exercise, we spent GHC 487,980,714. Now the 2020 registration is expected to cost GHC 390, 265, 486 which is even cheaper than the limited registration conducted in 2016,” she said.
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She added “when you talk about the obsolete nature of the system, we spent GHc2 million to refurbish the old system and the vendor indicated in the report that going forward, we need to acquire a new system because the upgrade was going to cost us more.”