The Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly(AMA), Hon. Elizabeth Naa Kwatsoe Tawiah Sackey has paid a working visit to some voter ID registration centres to monitor the ongoing enrolment of new voters onto the electoral register ahead of the December 19 District Level Elections.
The Mayor's visit forms part of efforts to ignite civic participation and emphasize the importance of the upcoming elections.
The Limited Voter Registration Exercise, which is in accordance with Article 45 of the 1992 Constitution, is taking place at the 268 District Offices of the Electoral Commission – a departure from the old system where limited registration exercises were done at the electoral areas.
The 21-day exercise would afford Ghanaians who have attained the voting age of 18 years since the last registration in 2020 and others who are more than 18 years old but could not register during the last registration exercise, to do so.
The Mayor, accompanied by city officials, including the Coordinating Director, Mr. Douglas Annoful made their first stop at the Okaikoi Sub-Metropolitan District (Okaikwei Constituency) which covers the bustling industrial area of the metropolis where she engaged prospective registrants encouraging residents to register and make their voices heard during the upcoming elections.
The visit which was a hands-on experience took an inspiring turn when the Mayor arrived in the Ashiedu Keteke Sub-Metropolitan District (Odododiodio Constituency).
The Mayor who was happy with the turnout said the purpose of the visit was to foster a sense of responsibility among Ghanaians who have attained the voting age of 18 years and encourage them to enrol on the voters’ register.
She used the opportunity to admonish residents to visit the nearest National Identification Authority (NIA) office to register and acquire their cards.
"Today's visit is about more than just registration; it's about fostering a sense of responsibility, in our democratic system. Every eligible citizen above 18 years must be registered and I'm here to monitor the process and take concerns, " she said.
She also urged the EC officials to arrest and report to law enforcement agencies residents who default and double register f whilst encouraging residents to follow procedures and laid down rules to ensure a smooth and successful process.
Residents at all the centres visited expressed their gratitude for the Mayor's efforts to ensure a peaceful exercise.