Let’s all work towards a credible voters register

BY: Daily Graphic
Electoral Commission of Ghana

As the country prepares for the 2016 general election, one issue that appears to be a stumbling block is the ongoing debate on the credibility or otherwise of the voters register.

What make it even more disturbing and irritating are the antagonistic positions taken by the two leading political parties – the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).

One would have expected the two political parties to have canvassed their positions without creating any impression that nothing can change their stance on an important national issue as the voters register.

Happily the Electoral Commission (EC) has heeded the call by constituting a five-member panel of eminent persons to hold a two-day public hearing on reasons advanced by the various political parties and the general public on the register.

An EC statement at the weekend explained that “the panel will conduct the hearings in a free, transparent and objective