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Honorable Haruna Iddrisu, the Minority Leader in parliament, is demanding, that the authorities of the National Identification Authority (NIA), appear before the floor of Parliament to answer questions on the national ID registration.
According to the Honorable Minority Leader, the registration for the National ID cards, is very important to Ghanaians, because people need the Ghana Cards for the ongoing SIM cards re-registration.
The big question to the Honorable Minority Leader is; if he has the power, or is in the position to push parliament, to invite public officials to come and answer questions in the floor, why is it, that till now...he (Honorable Haruna Iddrisu), or any of his NDC colleagues, have not been able to push for the Electoral Commission Chair (Jean Mensah), to appear before parliament, to answer question on why the citizens in Satrokofi, Akpafu, Likpe and Lolobi has not been allowed to vote in the 2020 parliamentary election?
Parliament need to invite the Electoral Commission Chair, Madam Jean Mensah and her two deputies, and make it clear to them, that people of Santrokofi, Akpafu, Lolobi and Likpe (SALL) traditional area, are not just some mere statistic. These people are also humans with inalienable rights to vote and choose their representative in the 8th Parliament.
It is a shame, that government and Parliament (especially the NDC caucus leaders), will sit and look on while the Electoral Commission denies the people of Santrokofi, Akpafu, Lolobi and Likpe (SALL), communities a representation in Parliament, and no one sees anything wrong with that.
During the 2020 general elections in Ghana, residents of Santrokofi, Akpafu, Likpe, and Lolobi (SALL) in the Oti Region, were allowed to vote in the presidential election, but prevented from taking part in the Parliamentary elections.
The Electoral Commission of Ghana, in an earlier statement dated December 6, 2020 stated that, the residents in SALL, who fall within the Guan District could not vote in the parliamentary elections because the constituency that should have been created for them has not been done.
Also the Supreme Court of Ghana, in a unanimous decision, ruled that Santrofi, Akpafu, Likpe and Lolobii traditional areas of which make up the new Guan District cannot fall within the Hohoe Constituency.
This is According the Supreme Court, is because these said traditional areas, following the creation of new regions ended up falling within the Oti Region, and no longer in the Volta Region.
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