Sat. Jun 22nd, 2024

By Christabel Addo

Accra, Dec. 07, GNA – Akuapem South Constituency Electoral Officials on Monday provided ‘preferential seats’ for the aged and persons with disability as well as pregnant women, to ensure that they participate in Election 2020 without any hindrance.

Madam Felicity Osei, a Trader, who was the first electorate to cast her ballot, when voting started at 0705 hours told the Ghana News Agency monitoring team that she was motivated to wake up at dawn to go and vote because she believed in good citizenship for a better future for her five children.

She said although she was getting older in terms of age, she was excited that she had been able to peacefully cast her ballot and hopped for a brighter future for Ghana.

The Reverend Emmanuel Kwasi Addo, a resident, who was also among the early electorate to cast his ballot, said in spite of years of ill-health, he was motivated to wake up at 0300 hours to join the queue to vote to contribute to select quality leadership for the country.

Mr Emmanuel Kwadwo Kwarkoh and Eleazar Tetteh Larweh, Presiding Officers for the Comet 1&2 Polling Stations respectively in the Akuapem-South Constituency attested to the smooth takeoff of the voting process.

Voting on Monday, took off smoothly at 705 hours at the Comet Estates Polling Stations 1&2 in the Akuapem-South Constituency.

At the Comet Polling Station One, 725 electorates were expected to vote; while at the Centre 680 are expected.

There were also the presence of Party Agents from the National Democratic Congress (NDC), New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the Liberal Party of Ghana, and also the Police, while provisions for effective handwashing and the observance of all the COVID-19 protocols had been made to ensure safety.