Parliament summons EC boss over 2016 elections

•  Mrs. Charlotte Osei,  EC boss

• Mrs. Charlotte Osei, EC boss

The Electoral Commissioner, Madam  Charlotte Osei, has been invited by Parliament to brief the lawmakers on the commission’s preparations towards the 2016 elections.

She was supposed to meet the Committee of the Whole House yesterday, but the meeting was postponed because most of the members were engaged in committee meetings considering the annual budget estimates for the various ministries, departments and agencies of the government.

Mrs. Osei will meet the House next Monday, and outline the commission’s preparations for the election next year.

Topical among the issues to be discussed would be the current impasse on the bloated voters’ register, as well as allegations of foreigners on the register.

The political parties are divided over whether to develop a new voters register or to audit the existing register to make it credible.

As a result, the commission has assembled a team of eminent persons to study the various recommendations and present their report for a decision to be taken.

In another development, the House eulogised the Member of Parliament of Amenfi West, John Gyetuah, who passed on about two months ago.

The Majority Chief Whip, Alhaji Mohammed-Mubarak Muntaka (NDC — Asawase), in a statement, described Mr. Gyetuah as an astute politician who served his country with utmost dignity.

The members said even when Mr. Gyetuah was battling with his health, he did not stop attending sittings in Parliament.

Some members urged their colleagues to take care of themselves and go for regular checkups in order to stay fit.

By Yaw Kyei

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