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Politics of Thursday, 18 June 2020


Registration exercise too risky, be advised & cancel it - Kwesi Pratt to EC

The Electoral Commission will begin registration end of June play videoThe Electoral Commission will begin registration end of June

Kwesi Pratt has advised the Electoral Commission (EC) to draw lessons from the unfortunate situation of the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, and curtail plans to compile a new register.

The Health Minister of Health is on admission at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC), receiving treatment for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo disclosed the health status of the Minister and wished him speedy recovery, during his 11th update on COVID-19.

“Let us also wish our hardworking Minister of Health, Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, MP for Dormaa Central, a speedy recovery from the virus, which he contracted in the line of duty and is in stable condition,” the President said.

Contributing to Peace FM's political programme 'Kokrokoo', Kwesi Pratt noted that despite all preventive measures adopted by the Health Minister, he couldn't become immune from the virus and to him, the EC shouldn't think their measures are foolproof to secure the lives of the participants in the new voters' registration exercise.

According to him, the Commission will be exposing the electorates to the pandemic disease and endangering the lives of many Ghanaians.

He therefore has asked the EC to stop the mass registration exercise scheduled to begin on Tuesday, June 30 this year.

"The Health Minister, himself, is in the hospital. Meanwhile, there's nobody in Ghana who can tell that the Minister in charge of health didn't comply with the President's directives. He followed them; he wore face mask. He has done the social distancing and so forth but he's infected...Unless you want to tell me the Minister didn't adhere to the preventive instructions that were given by the President. He complied with it but he is in hospital and now the President says we should pray him. And we're praying for him to fully recover. So, it's too risky,"he emphasized.

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