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General News of Sunday, 5 July 2020


Kwesi Pratt narrates how his cameraman was slapped at a registration centre

Kwesi Pratt Jnr is Editor in Chief of Insight newspaper play videoKwesi Pratt Jnr is Editor in Chief of Insight newspaper

The ongoing voters' registration exercise has been described by many as generally peaceful except some few incidents of violence in selected areas.

A shooting incident was reportedly recorded at Kotobabi a suburb of Accra few days ago.

According to reports, three unidentified gunmen on motorbikes fired indiscriminately from some 100 metres away from the centre, sending prospective registrants running helter-skelter.

Apart from that Member of Parliament for the Asutifi South, Collins Dauda, was attacked whilst monitoring processes at some registration centres at Acherensua, a town in the Asutifi South Constituency in the Ahafo Region.

“I went on monitoring to see how the registration is going on and at the Methodist Primary School, a gentleman pulled out something. Without provocation, he pulled out something and sprayed into my eyes and it turned out to be pepper spray. It happened in the midst of policemen deployed from the regional command at Goaso. They are the ones who helped me into their car because my car wasn’t around, and took me to the hospital where I received treatment at Acherensua Health Center,” he narrated.

Meanwhile, adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols is still a challenge at some registration centres.

Commenting on this, Kwesi Pratt Jnr. also narrated an incident where his team covering the registration exercise was attacked at a centre in Accra.

His cameraman was slapped by an NPP woman only known as Auntie Ama who was also openly bragging that she was a National Security official.

Listen to him in the video below

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