AFAG welcomes reforms at EC

 

Pressure group, Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG), has welcomed the shake-up at the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana.

 

In a statement signed by the leadership of AFAG and copied to Today yesterday, the group said “We welcome the news of the Electoral Commission of Ghana to restructure and realign many of the departments of the institution to, among others, ensure efficiency and prompt responses to emerging issues.”

 

The statement indicated that since its formation, the Electoral Commission has performed its duty of ensuring and organising regular, free and fair elections and referenda [as it happened recently with the creation of the six (6) new regions], revises and update voter register and attend to election complaints arising before and during polling among many others.

 

Over the years, however, the EC has generated many storms in carrying out its mandated duties.

 

In many of such cases, it was the respect for the rule of law and the peace-loving nature of well-meaning Ghanaians which has kept this country together in one piece.

 

The current administrative and operational structures of the EC failed to deliver.

 

“It is, therefore, a welcome update to AFAG that the EC, in the coming months, intends to reorganise its internal structures to a journey towards long-term productivity and to minimise the possibility of past distasteful situations reoccurring.

 

 

 

Story: Political DESK

 

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