The Director of Information Technology of the opposition National Democratic Congress has rubbished concerns raised by the Electoral Commission about technical flaws bedevilling the existing electoral register.
According to Osei Kwame Griffiths,“All the technical issues the EC have raised are false.”
Speaking on TV3’s Key Points saturday morning, the NDC IT expert said the current biometric devices of the Electoral Commission have a life span of 10 years hence claims by the Commission that the devices may not be good enough for the upcoming polls in December this year cannot be accurate.
Osei Kwame adds that another claim by the EC that it does not have access to most of the biometric devices are untrue, ABC News can report.
“I want to put on record that they do have the passwords…that is why they were able to run the district level elections.”
According to Osei Kwame Griffiths, the laws of the land do not mandate the Electoral Commission to pick the biometric details of any Ghanaian for any purpose. He explained that such mandate is only given to the National Identification Authority hence the need for the EC to resort to the database being compiled by the National Identification Authority if it is keen on a new ‘biometric’ electoral roll.