Panel on Voters’ Registration begins sitting

•   Ms. Charlotte Osei — EC boss

• Ms. Charlotte Osei — EC boss

The five-member panel appointed by the Electoral Commission (EC) to receive petitions on the current voter’s register, will begin sitting today.

It is expected to receive various petitions from political parties and civil society organisations, as well as individuals on the state of the register for prospective changes.

The panel, comprising a retired judge, two members of the clergy, a statistician and a renowned computer scientist, would sit today and tomorrow.

They are Professor VCRAC Crabbe, a former Electoral Commissioner and retired Supreme Court Judge, and Professor Emmanuel Kwaku Asante, Chairman of the National Peace Council.

The rest are Dr. Grace Bediako, a former Government Statistician, Dr. Nii Narku Quaynor, a renowned computer scientist and chairman of the National Information Technology Agency, and Maulvi Bin Salih, Ameer of the Ahmadiyya Mission in Ghana.

A statement issued by the EC last Friday, said the findings and recommendations of the panel would be presented to it for final decision, and that would be communicated to the public.

It said the hearing would be broadcast on television and radio between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. today, and 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. tomorrow, for the benefit of the public.

By Charles Amankwa    

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