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Politics of Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Source: GNA

EC registers 23 inmates at Ankaful Prisons

Twenty three inmates of the Ankaful Prisons were registered in the biometric voters’ registration exercise for prisoners on Tuesday.

Eleven inmates were registered at the Ankaful Main prison whilst twelve were registered at the prison Annex.

Explaining the reason for the low number, Mrs. Philomena Edusei, Central Regional Director of the Electoral Commission (EC), said the inmates were requested to provide some form of identification or documentation since most of them used fake names.

She said only 23 of the prisoners were able to provide identification whilst none came from the Ankaful Maximum prisons.

Journalists were not allowed to enter the premises to observe the exercise, which was conducted by the Komenda-Edna-Eguafo-Abrem EC, with four party agents present from different political parties.

Mrs. Edusei said the exercise was successful and that all the inmates whose names were earlier submitted to the EC had been registered, hoping that the number would increase another time the exercise is carried out.

Meanwhile, she said nine inmates were registered at the Winneba prisons whilst three were registered at Awutu Camp prisons and none at Osamkrom Prisons in Gomoa East.**