There has been several misunderstandings reported from various registration centres, one of these happened at Nsaba Presbyterian primary schools polling station in Pokrom-Nsaba, Akuapem South Constituency on July 5 when an EC official denied an 85-year-old woman registration due to her refusal to take off headscarf when asked to.
Mrs. Janet Sarfoa was taken to the registration centre at 4:00pm by her daughter, Atiemo Gladys and after various stages of the registration process, Dorcas the EC in charge was supposed to take a picture of the 85 year old woman when she refused to take of her headgear to ensure a full coverage of her ears and face.
Mrs. Janet disclosing that she had hair loss and could completely not take off her headscarf was immediately granted denial to register.
This, her daughter, Gladys revealed that, the EC Official sacked the old woman from the registration centre for her inability to comply to the official’s directive.
The situation caused a short commotion as it was alleged that some women who had scarfs on were also denied registration while others were forced to take off their entire headscarf.
With over 2,000 qualified voters registered so far, in the Akuapem South from three polling stations, it has been reported that the voters registration exercise went on well in the Pokrom-Nsaba as expected by the Electoral Commission.
Written By: Yaa Sarkodie/Greenfmonline.com