President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has taken a swipe at groups that openly cautioned against the compilation of a new voters registration exercise in the heat of the covid-19 pandemic.
In a televised address on Sunday night, the President said the “professional Jeremiahs and naysayers”, have yet again been proven wrong, following the success of the exercise carried out by the EC.
“There were those who expressed various degrees of hysteria and negativity towards the exercise, with some, who swore heaven earth to resist the compilation of the register at the peril of their lives, ending up registering. By the grace of God, the work of the Electoral Commission, and the effective measures put in place by the government, these prophecies of doom did not materialize.
He stressed: “the professional Jemermiahs and naysayers who seek, cynically, to make a profitable industry out of spreading falsehoods, fear and panic, stoking divisive, ethnic sentiments, underestimate the resolve and the determination of Ghanaians to build a united, democratic, peaceful, prosperous and happy Ghana. We will continue to work hard to prove them wrong.”
Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo lauded the efforts of the Electoral Commission (EC) over the recently compiled new voters’ register in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
“The Electoral Commission has completed the successful compilation of a new register ahead of the conduct of the 2020 general election. On behalf of the people of Ghana, I congratulate warmly, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Ms. Jean Mensa, her two deputies, Dr. Eric Bossman Asare and Mr. Samuel Tetteh and the entire Commission for their efficient, safe and transparent nature of the registration exercise”, he said.
“Currently, there are no recorded COVID-19 cases in the North East, Savannah, Upper East and Upper West Regions, and I charge their residents to do everything possible to maintain that situation. Greater Accra, Ashanti, Central, Eastern, and Western continue to be the Regions with the highest number of active cases.
“Thus far, a total of forty thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven (40,567) persons have recovered from the virus. This means our recovery rate has improved from 89.5% to 95.1% in three weeks. Our death rate continues, mercifully, to be low at zero-point five percent (0.5%).
” Happily, there are no backlogs of tests at any of our testing centres, meaning that situational reports are up to date. Indeed, tests results that used to take weeks are now available within forty-eight (48) hours. We have, so far, conducted 427,121 tests,” President Akufo-Addo revealed.
Source :Kasapa FM