The National Women’s Organizer of the largest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Dr. Hannah Bissiw, has asked President Akufo-Addo to focus on providing jobs instead of pushing for a new voters’ register.
Speaking at a demonstration dubbed ‘Tikusayi’ held in Tamale in the Northern region Saturday, January 11, 2020, she said, “we need ambulances, we need jobs for our husbands, jobs for our children, and good education for our children.”
The outspoken women’s organizer kicked against the move by the Electoral Commission to compile a new voters’ register which she says is a recipe for confusion.
The peaceful demonstration was held in protest to the EC’s decision to compile a new voters’ register for the upcoming general elections.
All People’s Congress and People’s National Convention, UPP, Eagles Party, UFP, including the Northern Regional Representatives of the CPP and PPP were other political parties who also added to the huge numbers of participants who stormed the Tamale streets, to kick against the compilation of the new voters’ register.
The EC proposed that a new voters’ register be compiled towards the end of last year.
The voters’ register which will cost the government just over GH¢400 million has been met with great opposition from legislators, civil society organizations and minor political parties.