Supreme Court orders EC to delete 56, 000 NHIS registrants from register

Supreme Court orders EC to delete 56, 000 NHIS registrants from register

The Supreme Court has ordered the Electoral Commission (EC) to delete the names of 56, 000 people who presented their National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) cards as proof of citizenship during registration.

Following a seven-hour deliberation by the panel of judges, the Court directed that the EC delete the names with ‘immediate effect.’

However, the EC was asked to give all persons captured on the list enough notice to present proof of citizenship and re-register.

The list of 56, 000 names of NHIS registrants was presented to the apex court after a ruling had ordered the EC to present a list of all people who used the NHIS cards.

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The list was criticized by several people including the president of policy think-tank, IMANI Ghana, Franklin Cudjoe and the flagbearer of the National Democratic Party (NDP) Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings.

The plaintiff, Abu Ramadan, in an interview on Citi FM, described the Supreme Court’s ruling as a victory.

 

By: Edwin Kwakofi/ghanadecides.com/Ghana

 

 

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