Weija Constituency of NPP trains polling agents on biometric registration

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Accra, Feb. 21, GNA – The Weija Constituency of New Patriotic Party (NPP) has organised training of trainers programme on the new biometric registration exercise for more than 130 polling agents and supervisors in the constituency.
Mr Albert Sam, Chairman of Weija Constituency of NPP told Ghana News Agency in an interview in Accra that, the trained agents would undertake house to house education programme for the public, particularly eligible voters, on the biometric exercise to disabuse their minds from the false speculation that the biometric equipment could cause cancer in women and erectile dysfunction in men.
“Just as the Electoral Commission and had earlier assured the public about the safety of the biometric equipment, we are reiterating the same message to allay all fears and doubts of the electorate,” Mr Sam added.
Mr Sam said the NPP had intensified its educational programmes to ensure electoral victory this year, adding “We will not be complacent in this year’s elections”.
He expressed optimism that with the creation of more constituencies, access to polling stations would be easier for the electorate.
On President John Evans Atta Mills State of the Nation address, Mr Sam noted that it was a repetition of issues in the public domain without any concrete evidence or action.
He said President Mills should had been specific on the quantity of school uniforms and exercise books his administration had distributed among the pupils and efforts to reduce the high cost of living and petroleum products.
Mr Sam said Ghanaians wanted to know the actual revenue accrued from oil industry since Ghana started lifting the product, alleging that President Mills and Finance Minister Dr Kwabena Duffuor had quoted conflicted figures.
“The President said in his 2008 Manifesto that the NHIS (National Health Insurance Scheme) would be made one term premium but now talking about capitation of the scheme,” Mr Sam said.
He appealed to President Mills to ensure a free, fair and transparent Election 2012.

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