Social distancing or physical distancing is one of the many preventive measures outlined by the world health organization (WHO) and also the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to prevent the spread Corona Virus portrays. It’s simply maintaining a space of about two arm’s length between people which helps slow down the spread of the virus.
The new voter registration as organized by the electoral commission saw individuals trooping in from all parts of the country to their respective polling centres to participate in this electoral process.
Voter turnout and participation was massive whereas adherence to covid – 19 safety protocols seemed to be a constant problem as participants refused to distance themselves with the notion that one might fill in their ‘registered slots’ should they observe that, since many had arrived as early as 3 am to register.
An account from our reporter BL from the Krowor constituency in Nungua clearly indicated that there was no form of social distancing protocol being observed though the resgistration process was swift with other safety protocols such as wearing of face mask being widely adhered to.
Another report from Anthony Adayiri suggests that all polling stations he had toured in the
Amanse Constituency were not observing social distancing though there were sanitizers and Veronica buckets available at all polling centers.
An interview with Hon. Inusah Fuseni on Anopa Bosuo on Green FM saw the MP for Tamale Central lashing out on the NPP on the issue of non-compliance of Covid -19 safety protocols in their recent primaries. He claims this had negatively affected the voter registration process.
“The NPP failed to share PPEs to delegates during the electoral process.” he says. He further added that he had shared PPEs to NDC members in his constituency.
Hon. Inusah Fuseni is a private legal practitioner and the Member of Parliament for tamale central Constituency.
Written by Lois Naa Oshedu