President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo has commended the Ghana Electoral Commission for a successful voters registration exercise.
Nana Akufo-Addo indicated that the body which supervises the Ghana’s electoral process has been able to conduct a free, fair and peaceful exercise during covid-19 pandemic.
The freshly-compiled voters’ register by the Electoral Commission (EC) is arguably “the most credible voter register in Ghana’s history,” President Akufo-Addo has declared.
Delivering his 15th COVID-19 update to the nation on Sunday, August 16, 2020, the President described as remarkable the ability of Ghanaians to conduct an exercise such as the compilation of a new voters’ register for a general election in times of crisis such as COVID-19.
He said the exercise is enough proof that Ghana’s democratic entities have what it takes to carry out their constitutional mandate no matter the situation.
“Fellow Ghanaians, the remarkable nature of us, the Ghanaian people, the first colonised people in sub-Saharan Africa to gain their freedom and independence from foreign rule, is manifesting itself again. In the midst of the pandemic, we have been able to compile a voters’ register, arguably, the most credible voter register in our history; our democratic institutions continue to function effectively.”
According to the President, despite the severe shocks and disruptions of the pandemic, there continues to be a vigorous public debate on issues of public policy, respect for the rule of law continues to be central to governance and the virus itself is being fought systematically.
“Indeed, a stronger, healthier Ghana is being built before our very eyes, and the great majority of Ghanaians can see it. Let us continue down this path, so that the dreams of freedom and prosperity that inspired the great patriots, who founded our nation, can find expression in our generation,” he added.