Voter registration: EC to investigate and sanction staff flouting COVID-19 safety protocols

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The Electoral Commission has assured the public that it is taking steps to investigate and sanction its staff found culpable in flouting the COVID-19 Safety Protocols in the ongoing new voter registration exercise.

According to the Commission, its attention has been drawn to a post circulating on social media that some registration officials are failing to sanitize the fingerprint scanner before and after use.

In a statement by the Commission, it indicated such cases are in contrast with the guidelines given to the registration officials during their training workshops and also the safety protocols given by Ghana Health Service.

In view of this, the EC has indicated they have taken steps to investigate and punish the officials found flouting the COVID-19 safety protocols.

“The Commission has taken the issue up and investigation has begun. The EC will not hesitate to take the necessary against any official found to be negligent on the observance of the COVID-19 protocols,” portions of the statement read.

Meanwhile, the EC has alerted its monitoring teams to put that agenda on their radar and also re-echo the precautionary measures to its temporary staff.

In addition, individuals are also encouraged to draw the attention of the registration officials to any anomaly to ensure the safety of everybody participating in the registration exercise.

The statement emphasized the EC’s “commitment to the safety protocols and urges applicants to collaborate with registration officials by observing the safety protocols, which include wearing face masks, washing hands, checking temperature and sanitizing hands before and after the registration exercise in order to keep safe.”

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