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Senior leadership of EC to remain at post during Xmas break

BY: Kweku Zurek
Senior leadership of EC to remain at post during Xmas break
Senior leadership of EC to remain at post during Xmas break

The Electoral Commission (EC) says its senior leadership and some key operational staff will remain at work during its Christmas and New Year break which begins today.

The EC in a press release issued today said the staff who will remain at work during the break will "engage with key stakeholders in pursuance of our mandate to the people of Ghana".

The remaining staff, including all the field staff of the EC across the 275 constituencies and 16 regional capitals will proceed on the break which the release adds is "aimed at promoting efficiency while reducing staff and administrative costs".

"Following the successful conduct of the 2020 general elections, all the field staff of the Electoral Commission across the 275 Constituencies and 16 Regional Capitals, having worked tirelessly throughout the year in spite of COVID 19, have been granted a well-deserved break. This break is aimed at promoting efficiency while reducing staff and administrative costs," the release said.

"The senior leadership and some key operational staff of the Electoral Commission will, however, continue to work during the break to engage with key stakeholders in pursuance of our mandate to the people of Ghana".

In an earlier circular issued on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, the EC indicated that it was to commence a Christmas and New Year recess on Wednesday, December 23, 2020.

Per that circular signed by the Deputy Chairman of the EC, Corporate Services, Dr Bossman E.Asare, the Commission will resume duty on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

Seven CSOs had earlier described the decision of the EC to go on a break as "unacceptable" given that many issues had arisen in the outcome of the December 7 general election.

Read the entire statement below;

PRESS RELEASE

23rd December 2020

ELECTORAL COMMISSION GHANA

UPDATE ON RECESS

Following the successful conduct of the 2020 general elections, all the field staff of the Electoral Commission across the 275 Districts and 16 Regional Capitals, having worked tirelessly throughout the year in spite of COVID 19. have been granted a well deserved break. This break is aimed at promoting efficiency, while reducing staff and administrative costs.

The senior leadership and some key operational staff of the Electoral Commission will however continue to work during the break to engage with key stakeholders in pursuance of our mandate to the people of Ghana.

Thank you.

ELECTORAL COMMISSION