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General News of Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Source: Kasapa FM

New Juaben South and Akuapem North feud over two Polling stations

File photo: Party agents from the two constuencies are feuding over the border community File photo: Party agents from the two constuencies are feuding over the border community


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There was a misunderstanding over two Polling Stations in Osabene Mile- 50, a Community on the borders of New Juaben South and Akuapem North in the Eastern Region.

Though the area is under Akuapem North Municipality, the two Polling stations -Osabene Mile-50 Day Spring International School 1 & 2 with polling station codes EO50105 and EO50106 respectively have been demarcated under New Juaben South Constituency by the Electoral Commission since 2016 staring contention.

Party agents were on Monday deployed by both Akuapem North and New Juaben South Constituencies to the feuding registration center claiming the polling stations fall under their political jurisdiction.

The Member of Parliament for New Juaben South Dr. Mark Assibey Yeboah and officials of the EC in New Juaben South as well as Municipal Chief Executives for both Municipalities intervened over the impasse and resolved it to ensure that the registration exercise progressed smoothly.

Meanwhile, the Member of Parliament for New Juaben South Dr.Mark Assibey Yeboah says little over 100,000 qualified voters are expected to register in the Constituency.

He said the Constituency is the most populated in the region with close to 94,000 registrants after the recent limited registration exercise, therefore, projecting an increase of over 6,000 additional voters.

“We have about 91,000 on the roll and after the last limited registration we were inching towards 94,000 all things being equal we should see about 100,000 or more people register in New Juaben South. This is the most populous Constituency in Eastern Region “.

Dr. Assibey Yeboah said this in an interview with the media in Koforidua after monitoring the ongoing first phase of the registration exercise in the New Juaben South Constituency on Monday.

The Lawmaker was impressed with how the exercise was progressing and the enthusiasm of the electorates. He, however, urged the registration officers to speed up the registration process to ensure that the target of at least registering 100 qualified voters per day is met.

He urged constituents to turn out in their numbers to register adding that EC is strictly adhering to Covid-19 preventive protocols hence no need to fear contracting Coronavirus.

The Electoral Commission of Ghana on Tuesday commenced its month-long nationwide voter registration exercise for the December general elections.

The exercise is going on in 6788 clusters made up of five registration centres each across the country.

The exercise is being conducted in 5 phases, each phase spanning 6 days with additional days for mop-up.

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