Mrs Jean Mensa, EC chairperson

The Electoral Commission (EC) says it is still ready to engage parties on the procurement of a new biometric register despite the walkout of an Inter-Party Advisory Committee meeting by some political parties.

The National Democratic Congress, the People’s National Convention and three other political parties, walked out of a meeting with the EC on Tuesday.

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Speaking in an interview on Accra-based Citi FM, monitored by, Acting Director of Public Affairs at the EC, Sylvia Annor urged the parties to engage them on their views.

“The EC operates an open-door policy and that should any political party have issues on any of our projects, they will be able to come forward and dialogue with the Commission,” she urged.

According to her, the Commission only wants to conduct better elections with the introduction of the new system.

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 “The EC believes in dialogue. The EC believes that the acquisition of a new biometric system will enable the EC to deliver free, fair and transparent elections,” she explained.

Meanwhile, the NDC says it walked out of the meeting because the EC deceived them into the meeting only for them to realise that they were there to witness the demonstration of a software for a new biometric register, which they are opposed to.