The President of the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) at the University of Ghana, Davis Ohene Fobi, has called for the Electoral Commission to set up more centres on the campus for the ongoing limited voter registration exercise.
Many students of the University have bemoaned the slow pace of the registration process, with some unable to register despite queuing for hours.
According to Davis Fobi, the current situation is unacceptable as some students who had come from different parts of the University have had to go back unregistered.
“Students are disappointed in the registration exercise. Students come as early as 2am but are eventually unable to register. Some students who live far from the centre become so disappointed when they are unable to register, they are unwilling to come back the following day. Students have registered their displeasure about the ongoing exercise,” he said.
He believes that the only way to ensure all the students are catered for is for at least 2 more registration centres to be set up by the EC in other parts of the campus.
“We want three registration centres; two in addition to what we have currently so that those in the private halls, the traditional halls and those at the diaspora will be catered for.
“If a polling station is brought to their area, they’ll be willing to register. With that, they have the assurance that the EC wants to register them so they can move from their place to that side of campus to register.
Davis Fobi revealed that some frustrated students had threatened to “take some serious actions” but added that the SRC has convinced them to “use the necessary procedures to resolve the issue.”
The EC’s limited voters’ registration exercise, commenced last Thursday at the centres across the country and will end on Sunday May 8.
By: Edwin Kwakofi/ghanadecides.com