Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana, Jean Mensa, has assured parliament that her outfit is well prepared to ensure a successful, excellent, seamless, transparent, and peaceful conduct of Election 2020.
“I assure you and this August House that we are fully prepared and ready for the elections in December and are working with our teams to ensure that the election is Credible, Fair, Seamless, Transparent and Peaceful,” Jeane Mensa said.
Speaking in Parliament on Saturday to update on the commission’s preparedness ahead of the December polls, the EC said, the commission is 95% through with the distribution of election materials throughout the various locations across the country.
The commission noted that the only materials left to be distributed, are the Ballot and the Registers, which are currently under printing by seven print houses the commission has assigned to do so.
Jean Mensa again used the opportunity to fight off claims by the minority that she disrespected the house by not honoring the house’s early invitation on November 5, 2020. “…I have on no occasion turned down an invitation from the Parliament of Ghana. As an individual who has been at the forefront of championing Ghana’s democratic development for over twenty years, I respect and value the Institutions of State, a major one being the Parliament of Ghana.”
“Indeed, I was informed of your invitation to the Commission on the night of Wednesday, 4th November 2020 at a time I was out of the jurisdiction. Our Deputy Chair for Cooperate Services informed the Majority Leader about this and made arrangements for our presentation to be delivered to the Parliament today,” Jean Mensa stressed.
By Julius Kwabena Adofo