The president of the Republic of Ghana,Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo Addo on 31st May addressed the nation on the way forward through COVID 19. The restriction imposed on the country in the fight against corona virus led to the halt of many activities including ,NIA registration in the Eastern region and Compilation of new voters register by the EC which was earlier set on April 18,2020.
But now the President has lifted the ban on a social gathering which prevented the Electoral Commission from going ahead with its plans of compiling a new voter register ahead of the 2020 general elections.
The president addressing the nation said:
“…Statutory bodies such as the Electoral Commission, the National Commission for Civic Education, and the National Identification Authority, whose activities were exempted from the outset from these restrictions, must conduct their activities in accordance with social distancing and the necessary hygiene and safety protocols,” .