The Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Tangoba Abayage has extended her inspection visits of the ongoing voters’ registration exercise to some centres in Bongo Constituency in the Bongo District.
The regional minister was led to the very first stop at the Anafobiisi Primary School registration centre which had recorded 377 registrants at about 13:05 GMT. The Minister and her team members had their temperatures monitored with a thermometer gun among other COVID-19 protocols before allowed into a marked area within which the exercise was taking place.
Hon. Tangoba also called on the Bongo district directorate of the Electoral Commission (EC) around half-past-one and was informed by the EC Director that, a total of 5,818 citizens had been registered at the end of batch one; first phase one of the exercises. He revealed further that by close of work yesterday (day 3 of batch 2 of the same first phase), his officers had registered 3,826 potential voters constituency-wide.
Mr. Henry A. Kanga who heads the EC in Bongo disclosed that at the most recent Ghanaian elections held in December 2019, the Constituency had a total voter population pegged at a little over 60,000 and estimated that, the figure could hit a little over 64,000 following the turn-up at registration centres.
Meanwhile before departing the district, Hon. Tangoba made a whistle-stop on the Bongo-Balungu bridge, which was recently constructed and filled after many years of neglect. This bridge, the Bongo DCE Hon. Peter Ayinbisa explained, had since eradicated travel difficulties between the two towns and other adjoining communities.
Source: Peter Atogewe Wedam (ISD-Bongo)