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Haruna Iddrisu, a member of Tamale South’s Parliament, has pleaded with Ken Ofori-Atta, the Finance Minister, to make available funds for the payment of officials deployed for the 2020 general elections.

The Election Commission (EC) made an earlier announcement that it had begun the process of paying a debt owed to approximately 220,000 electoral officers nationwide for the December 2020 elections.

During their discussion of the EC’s draft regulations for public elections, the legislator stated that the EC needs sufficient resources to fulfill its mandate.

The Electoral Commission hasn’t even paid the members it used for the 2020 elections, Minister of Finance. “Go and do what is right for them to pay them,” the former Minority Leader stated on Thursday while speaking on the floor of Parliament.

Due to the absence of EC chief Jean Mensa, the Minority in Parliament opposed an Electoral Commission and National Identification Authority (NIA) briefing on the proposed constitutional instrument by the EC on Thursday.

At a committee meeting, the group got into a fight with the majority caucus after resisting the officials’ presentation.

Over time, the Minority has voiced its displeasure with the EC’s use of the Ghana Card as the sole form of identification to register voters for the upcoming General Elections.

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