If you don’t have nose mask don’t go there- Bossman Asare to Voters on Election Day


 


Story by Carlos Afanou






The Deputy Commissioner of the Electoral Commission in charge of Corporate Affairs, Dr. Bossman Asare has issued a stern warning to prospective voters not to get closer to the polling station if they have no nose mask on, on election day.



The Deputy Commissioner of the Electoral Commission in charge of Corporate Affairs, Dr. Bossman Asare has issued a stern warning to prospective voters not to get closer to the polling station if they have no nose mask on, on election day.


He said the EC is not going to compromise on the stringent covid-19 protocol directive during the elections adding that it is to ensure the safety of every individual who turns up vote.



Dr. Bossman Asare was speaking at a media Interactions with National Election Response Group(NERG) and the Electoral Commission in Accra on Thursday 3rd December 2020 under the auspices of the National Peace Council in collaboration with WANEP.


The theme of the media engagement was under the theme: “ Preparations towards December 7, 2020”.



“Covid -19 protocols will be seriously enforced on the day of the elections. If you don’t have nose mask don’t go there”, he said.


Dr. Bossman emphasized that there would be a Covid-19 Ambassador to take Voters through the necessary protocol on the day of the election, urging the public to, in this regard wear their nose mask before stepping out to the polling station.



Touching on the EC’s preparedness, the Deputy Commissioner said” we were ready as of last week due to the logistics that we’ve dispatched to the centres.

He disclosed that 233 People have been trained for the election and that all is set for the EC to deliver a seamless election.


He also revealed that the EC, this time round has reduced the total registered voters at a polling station adding that a polling station has a minimum of 749 registered voters.



“This means that no one will be in the queue for long.Looking at how our systems are working effectively considering the special voting it is our hope that there wont be long queues”.Dr. Bossman stressed.


On his part, the Chairman of the National Peace Council, Rev. Dr. Adu Gyamfi Ernest appealed to the media to eschew sensationalism as he said that could mar the beauty and the success of the election.



The President of the GJA, Mr. Roland Affail Monney reminded the media of their civic responsibility and called on them to uphold the high standards of Journalistic ethics.

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