EC applauded for making voter register available to the public.
United States based Ghanaian renowned legal luminary and Professor of Accounting, Prof. Stephen Kwaku Asare who is also popularly called Kwaku Azar has applauded the Jean Mensah-led Electoral Commission (EC) for finally making public the voters’ register which into be used for the December 7 general elections.
Prof. Azar is noted for severally criticizing the EC for their refusal to publish voters’ register so that every Ghanaian and not only political parties can get access to it.
However, the professor and any other Ghanaians who yelled for the publication of voters’ register have got their expectations met as the EC finally put the voters’ register online, making it accessing to all.
“I have always criticized the EC for making the voters’ register available to political parties but not the public.”
“It is great to see the EC finally put the voters’ register online. Kudos,” Prof Azar wrote in a Facebook post sighted by GhanaVanguard.com.
However, Prof. Azar calls on the EC to come up with a feature which will make it easy for anyone to search his or her name in the published voters register.
The absence of a ‘search’ feature makes it tedious for some people to look out for their names on the voter roll.
He further advocated for the Electoral Commission to make public the sources from which political parties in the country get their funds for political campaigns and activities.
“The next version should be searchable followed by a publication of financial disclosures of political parties and strict enforcement of the law on treating,” he wrote.