The Electoral Commission(EC) of Ghana has denied claims by the President of IMANI Ghana’s President, Franklin Cudjoe that the Commission is using 40% of the old BVR Kits for the ongoing registration process.
Franklin Cudjoe is reported to have said “So it doesn’t matter that in spite of the claim of obsolescence of the previous biometric registration systems, the EC is shamefully using at least 40 % of them and also there is near absence of the facial recognition technology touted?”
According to the Commission, Franklin Cudjoe and his minions have made it their avowed duty to mislead the public on the Commission’s work and processes.
The Commission said claims by Franklin Cudjoe that the EC is using 40% of the old BVR kits is an outright lie and that all the kits used by for the Registration Exercise are Brand New kits.
“For the avoidance of doubt, all kits currently in use for the Registration Exercise are Brand New. There is not a single old obsolete kit in the field. One would have thought the individuals making the assertion would have indicated in the report where they saw the kits being used. The EC is challenging the authors of the misleading reports to name the centres where the old kits are being used for the benefit of the good people of Ghana.”
The Commission indicated that as part of their procurement process, they procured 8,500 new Biometric Voter Registration Kits which are different from the old BVR kits.