New Regions Referendum: Voting Starts Today

Voting on the proposed creation of six new regions in 47 districts across the country is expected to start today,Thursday, 27th December, 2018.

Voting will take place in the Volta,Western, Brong Ahafo and Northern regions for the possible creation of six new administrative regions, Oti, Ahafo, Bono East, Western North, Savannah and North East.

Voting is expected to end at 5 PM.

At least half of all eligible voters must vote and at least 80% must vote ‘Yes’ for the creation to be approved.

The Electoral Commission says it has made available enough logistics for successful voting.

Chairperson of the Commission, Jean Mensa told the media “each polling station will have two Biometric Verification Devices (BVDs). In addition, provision has been made for backup BVDs at the regional and district offices of the Commission.”

Mrs Mensa said counting of the ballots will commence immediately after voting in the full glare of the public with results being announced there and then.

“All certified polling station results will be submitted to the district collation centres. The district returning officers will collate all the polling station results and submit the district results to the regional returning officer after same has been announced at the district collation centre.

Professor Christopher Ameyaw-Ekumfi, former Techiman North MP, has asked citizens of Bono East and Ahafo to vote in favour of the creation of new Regions.

The Board Chairman of the Ghana Infrastructural Investment Fund (GIIF) noted that the creation of the region will bring development to the area.

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