The Ashanti regional minister, Mr. Simon Osei Mensah has assured the residents that, security agencies in the region will ensure their safty if the compilation of the new register comes off. “The Security Council will play its role in safeguarding the lives of residents” he said
The Electoral Commission has undertaken a pilot registration in the region as part of it preparation towards the exercise.
“With the COVID-19 measures for which the EC is supposed to use in ensuring that there will be social distancing, wearing of masks, etc., if they call on the Regional Coordinating Council, we’ll give them the needed support, besides that, before they do anything, they write to the security agencies. So definitely they are going to use the security agencies because, during elections, neutrality is very important” he said
He continued that, they will meet as a council and take decisions within the general framework that the EC will give, as soon as the EC comes out with modalities.
“What I can assure everybody is that everyone will be safe and secure within the region” he emphasized
The electoral commission has scheduled June ending to begin the compilation of the register ahead of the general elections come December 2020.