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Voice calls (Robocalls), SMS from political parties violates individuals' privacy-Prof Gyampo

Professor Ransford Gyampo, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana's Political Science Department has shared his opinion on a latest development that saw political parties send personalized messages to individuals via text and voice calls, also known as Robocalls.

Prior to the 2020 general elections, thousands of voters reportedly received automated calls and/or texts, telling them to vote for a particular party. While some Ghanaians saw the messages to be irritating, others too were quick to share them on social media platforms.

Speaking on UTV's "Decision Time", the renowned academician disclosed that the move by the various political parties-especially the two dominating ones, goes against individuals' privacy. Professor Ransford Gyampo based his concerns on how the various political parties got the contacts of individuals without their concern.

Professor Gyampo in his submission also commended Electoral Commission, Security Services and other stake holders for a very peaceful and smooth electoral process so far.

Professor Gyampo is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre for European Studies of the University of Ghana, with 14 years of teaching and research experience.

Although the introduction of robocalls in political campaigns in Ghana is somehow new, the strategy is very common in other advanced democracies like that of the United States of America (USA).

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