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Minority urges government to ensure EC complies with COVID-19 protocols

The Minority in Parliament has called on the government to ensure the Electoral Commission (EC) complies with the COVID-19 preventive protocols in the ongoing voter registration exercise.

But there has been criticism of the limited adherence to COVID-19 prevention protocols such as social distancing and proper wearing of face masks at some registration centres.

The Minority in a press statement urged the government to urgently ensure the EC enforces the laid down COVID-19 preventive protocols “and make more PPE and other logistics readily available to the health institutions to curb the spread of the virus.”

The Minority further accused the EC of delaying registrants in queues which puts them at risk of contracting the virus.

Meanwhile, the Electoral Commission says compliance to COVID-19 preventive measures at its registration centres is improving.

The Head of Public Affairs at the Electoral Commission, Sylvia Annor in a Citi News interview said beginning yesterday  [Thursday], registrants will be required to form queues responsibly, amongst others to ensure that the COVID-19 protocols are not breached.







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