‘Parliament needs answers on the limited registration exercise’ – Hon. Muntaka to EC


The Minority Chief Whip and Member of Parliament for Asawase, Alhaji Mohammed-Mubarak Muntaka, has indicated that the Electoral Commission (EC) must be invited, to update the House on the Commission’s upcoming limited registration exercise and other activities.


Mr. Muntaka stated that the update on the limited registration exercise by the Electoral Commission will help Members of Parliament to understand how the exercise would be carried without blaming the Commission for any allegation of disenfranchisement.

Speaking at the Plenary after the House has officially reconvened, the Minority Chief Whip pointed out that there has been controversies surrounding the Commission’s planned limited voter registration exercise.

Mr. Muntaka made the appeal after the Majority Leader, Mr. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, presented the Business Statement for the First Sitting of the Second Meeting of Parliament on Tuesday.

“If we could have the Committee on the Whole where the Electoral Comission will come and brief us about their pending activities. I think it will do us a lot of good. I will be grateful if the Majority Leader could make time for us to have this meeting,” Mr. Muntaka concluded.

Meanwhile, the Minority in Parliament is in disagreement with the planned exercise because of the decision of the Commission to scale down the number of centres for the process.

Mr. Muntaka again suggested that the Bank of Ghana Governor, Mr. Ernest Addison, and the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Rev. Ogbamey Tetteh, should also be summoned to appear before the House, to answer key questions with regards to various activities happening in their respective sectors.

However, the Majority Leader, Mr. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu who doubles as the Leader of Parliamentary business, said the Business Committee will consider the request, being mindful of court action over the limited voter registration exercise.

Source: GhanaJustice/S.Ayisi


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