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Diasporian News of Thursday, 17 May 2007

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ROPAA -Registration centres to be setup...

The Representation of the Peoples’ Amendment Act (ROPAA) which gives voting rights to Ghanaians outside the country is expected to be implemented only in some countries.

The Electoral Commission(EC) has proposed to set up registration centres only in foreign nations with a minimum of 500 Ghanaian residents in the 2008 elections
The EC also proposed that the highest ranking government official in Ghana’s missions would be mandated to head the supervision of the exercise and the counting of the ballots.
Meanwhile, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and other parties walked out of the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting of all political parties meant to discuss the implementation of ROPAA.