VOTER REGISTRATION EXERCISE: "EC Can Not Be Blamed If Covid-19 Directives Are Flouted" - Dr Serebour
Director of Electoral Services at the Electoral Commission, Dr. Serebour Quaicoe is appealing Ghanaians to ensure that they adhere to the covid-19 directives given by President Akufo-Addo as they partake in the ongoing Voter Registration Exercise.
According to him, the Electoral Commission can not be held account if the populace refuse to abide by the directives throughout the exercise.
Speaking on an Accra-based radio station, Dr. Serebour Quaicoe said "We are talking about adults who should know what is right therefore people should take their own health situations into their own hands"
The call comes after the Ghana Medical Association tasked the Akufo-Addo government to put blames on the Electoral Commission since it has refuse to ensure that persons partaking in the registration exercise do not adhere to the directives.
The Medical Association said "We fear that the already increasing Covid-19 cases in the country may go up significantly as a result of failure of persons to observe the necessary protocols during the exercise"
Dr. Serebour Quaicoe on the other hand says that if the public are well educated, the spread will be reduced.
“Let us let people know the implications of their actions instead of putting out threats. The most important thing is that every Ghanaian must be committed to that. If you go there and you see that, the protocols are not working, help educate the people. I think that will give more results instead of the threats,” he added.
The Electoral Commission (EC) says it is pleading with the general public to go by the necessary directives at the various centres to avoid the spread of the virus.
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith