The Electoral Commission has instituted a special arrangement to allow Persons with Disabilities (PWD’s) to vote without joining queues in Tuesday’s district level and unit committee elections.
According to the Deputy EC Chairman in charge of Operations, Mr Samuel Tettey, such people including pregnant women and the aged would be given special preference during the elections.
This, he explained was to ensure that such persons do not go through stress whilst casting their votes.
He announced that three districts – Lower Manya Krobo, Nkoronza North and Nkoronza South will not partake in Tuesday’s elections since they had their elections in 2018.
Ghanaians go to the polls on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, to elect Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCE’s) representing their various communities and districts.
The district-level election which is to pave way for governance and development in our communities and districts is a national exercise held once in every four years to nominate and elect candidates representing all communities and districts in the country to aid the governing processes and development at the district or community level.
Here, while the government focuses on national affairs, development and policy implementation, these candidates also focus on the community and district levels in order to aid the government in the national development plan. Wherefore, these representatives of our local communities and districts account to the people they represent and the government.