Member of Parliament for Afram Plains North Betty Krosby Mensah has described the ongoing limited voter registration exercise as extremely challenging.
Speaking to Sena Nombo on Radio Gold’s “Gold Morning Conversation”, Betty Krosby Mensah said her worst fears are unfolding.
According to Betty Krosby Mensah her constituency alone covers about one third of the Eastern Region.
One of the most pressing issues raised by the MP concerned the arduous journey many constituents have to undertake to participate in the registration exercise.
The Volta Lake passes through the constituency with several communities cut off from the district capital of Donkorkrom.
Highlighting the exceptional situation in Afram Plains North, Betty Krosby Mensah revealed “Afram Plains North is the only district in Ghana where the electoral commission distributes ballots and electoral materials by air lifting.”
The Afram Plains North MP cited instances of some constituents having to travel more than ten hours on the lake to the closest community then travel a distance of 25-kilometers from that community to the district capital to participate in the registration exercise.
Betty Krosby Mensah said despite her best efforts to facilitate registrations for citizens aged eighteen and above, poor network connectivity has hampered the progress of the exercise.
She stated that only one person was registered on the first day of the exercise though many constituents travelled long distances to get their names onto the register.
Story: Prince Ahenkorah/Radiogoldlive.com