Monday, 17 June

Dam spillage: Replacement of voter IDs for victims will be free – EC

General News
EC Chair Jean Mensa

The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced that the replacement of voter identification (ID) cards for those affected by the Akosombo dam spillage will be carried out at no cost. 

This decision follows a call from the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Fifi Kwetey, who urged the EC to offer free replacements for voter ID cards lost in the recent disaster.

During a press conference on Thursday, 16 May, 2024, Mr. Kwetey emphasised the urgency of the situation and appealed for swift and compassionate action from the EC. 

“Recognising the untold hardships and economic loss suffered by victims of the Akosombo Dam spillage, we agree with Fifi Kwetey of the NDC to support them,” the EC stated in agreement with Mr. Kwetey's suggestion.

In a statement released on the same day, the EC reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring that all eligible voters can participate in the forthcoming general election. 

“The replacement of voter ID cards, which is scheduled to commence from 30th May 2024, is intended to fulfill that duty,” the statement added.

Source: Adiku