In a bid to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus in the course of the compilation of the new voters register, the Electoral Commission (EC) has instituted some safety protocols at the various registration centres nationwide.
Speaking at presser in Accra Monday, Chairperson for the Commission, Mrs Jean Mensa said the EC was keen on protecting the lives of Ghanaians, indicating that “we have taken the advice on best practice in curtailing the spread of the virus.”
She announced that all registration centres will be set up outdoors in open spaces. “Where schools, churches and other such venues are used as registration centres, we will not set camp camp inside the school or church building. We will not use the school or church furniture but the EC’s.” Furniture will also momently be wiped with sanitisers.
She also stated that all people entering the registration centre or queuing to enter the registration centre will be required to wear a nose mask. On arrival, every person’s temperature will be taken using a thermometre gun. Persons with temperature above 37.8 degree Celcius will be directed to the health personnel at the registration centres or the nearest public health facility
The EC Chairperson also mentioned the provision of liquid soap and Veronica buckets for the mandatory washing of hands before registrants join the queue
There will be strict adherence to physical distancing of at least one metre in the queues, she added.
Fingerprint scanners will be sanitised momently. Handsanitisers will be provided for the mandatory sanitising of hands when leaving the station
Mrs Jean Mensa entreated the public to cooperate with officials at the various registration centres to ensure a smooth process
Watch the EC Chairperson speak to the protocols at the Presser below