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Office Fire Destruction Will Not Affect 2020 Elections – EC Assures

The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana has assured that everything is on course for the 2020 elections despite an office being razed by fire.

The Greater Accra Regional Office of the election management body was engulfed in an inferno which caused significant damage to the property located at Sapeiman near Amasaman.

Old ballot boxes, used forms, and referendum materials as well portions of the storey building were destroyed by the blaze.

“Whatever has happened is not going to affect the conduct of the 2020 elections,” Acting Director of Public Affairs of the EC, Sylvia Annoh, told

She explained that an investigation was ongoing to determine the extent of damage and the findings will be made public.

She indicated that the fire outbreak occurred at about 2 am on Friday, August 14, and affected “obsolete items”.

The fire was detected by security officials onsite who raised an alarm and called in personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service and the Ghana Police.

Four fire tenders from Kotoku, Amasaman, Nsawam, and Abelemkpe were dispatched to the scene to douse the fire.


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