GMA accuses EC of allowing breach in Covid-19 protocols during voters registration exercise.

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has blamed the Electoral Commission (EC) for the breach in Covid-19 protocols at the voters registration centres.

The General Secretary of GMA, Dr Jusice Yankson has revealed that they will continue to expose the wrongs of the EC in their dealings, especially the disregard for safety protocols at the various voters registration centres.

Furthermore, he added that even though they are not against the exercise which has been given heads up by the Supreme court, they shall continue to expose the wrongs of the EC especially following the breach of Covid-19 protocols.

“We didn’t have the power to stop them (EC) because the Supreme Court that is actually clothed with the powers with all the issues that came up had actually given the EC the go-ahead so on that basis we don’t have any problem at all, but we will continue to advocate and point out the wrongs”

However, speaking on Citi Breakfast Show, he added that if the EC refuses to respond to these things they have pointed they request that the EC should be made to face the full rigours of the law.

“Where they [EC] refuses to respond to these things they should be faced with the liability and where the law allows, they should be punished as well.”

Furthermore, he went on to add that their greatest concern now is that as the EC is executing their legal mandate, they shouldn’t endanger the public health safety of the citizens during this period.

” Our issue with the EC is that, in the process of executing that constitutionally given mandate, people are not made worse off in terms of the public health pandemic we have now. That is where our focus is because, now, we don’t have the power to stop them” he stated.

GMA blames EC for breach in protocols at voters registration venues.
Jean Mensah, Chairperson Electoral Commission (EC)

Carlos Ahenkorah visits voters registration centres ahead of the outburst of GMA outburst against the EC

Deputy Trade and Industry Minister, Kingsley Carlos Ahenkorah has admitted that he visited voter registration centres with full knowledge that he had tested positive for Covid-19.

Unfortunately, Carlos Ahenkorah sees nothing wrong with his visiting registration centres while he had Covid-19.

Defending his conduct in an interview on Asempa FM, Mr Ahenokorah, the MP for Tema West, claimed that he adhered to all the social distancing and health protocols, implying that he did not put anyone at risk. He said he felt he needed to show up in a public place with his Covid-19 status because he didn’t want his constituents to speculate on his absence at the start of the voter registration exercise.

He has however resigned following his unlawful action as he also denied being admitted at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

BY: ONESIPHORUS OBUOBI

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