Ghana’s Electoral Commission (EC) has described the 2020 general polls as the most successful in the country’s Fourth Republic.
The Deputy Director of Elections at the Commission, Michael Boadi, at an ongoing post-election workshop by CODEO, attributed the success to their choice of procurement method.
He also disclosed that they reduced the amount they spent on each person they employed for the election by 50%, despite acquiring the services of more people than they had in 2016.
“During the registration, we hired not less than 44,000 persons. In the exhibition, we hired over 71,000 exhibition officers and over 231,000 election officers for the election itself. Also, between 2016 and 2020, we increased the number of polling stations by 10,000. This means that the Commission hired 146,122 more staff working on the exhibition and the election day alone and yet, we managed to reduce the cost per person by almost half,” he said
“For the first time, the ballot papers, BVDs, and the voter registers were sent to the districts two weeks before the election day, as against the past where they get to their destinations a day to the election.”
“It is thus indisputable that the 2020 parliamentary and presidential elections were the most successful, well-coordinated, efficient, and the most peaceful election organised in the 4th Republic of Ghana,” Mr Boadi added.
Meanwhile, Ghanaians are still divided on the authenticity of the 2020 Election results and just like the NDC believe the entire exercise was flawed.
Source: Citi News