Electoral Commission Creates New Electoral Areas
The Electoral Commission (EC) has created 95 new Electoral Areas in the Upper West Region bringing the total number to 293. The Wa Municipality which got 14, now has 31, Wa East has 6 new ones bringing the total to 25 while Wa West got 8 to make a total of 27 with Nadowli District getting 15 to give it 51 and Jirapa now has 37 after the creation of 10 new ones. Lawra District that had 36 now has 54, with the creation of 18 additional ones Sissala West and Sissala East now have 22 and 21 respectively and Lambussie-Karni District took 11 bringing its total to 25. Mr Yahaya Mahama, the Regional Director of EC, told the Ghana News Agency in an interview on Wednesday that the exercise formed part of the reforms announced by the EC with regards to the District Level Election. He said the demarcation was purely for the purposes of development, stressing that it had absolutely nothing to do with traditional issues. Mr. Mahama said traditional rulers should not think because part of their traditional area had been carved to form an Electoral Area meant citizens there would not pay allegiance to them anymore. He appealed to traditional rulers to cooperate with the EC and assist in educating their people to know the Electoral Areas they belong to. On the District Level Elections, the EC Regional Director said nominations had been closed and urged all registered voters to come out and vote for candidates of their choice.
Source: Ghana News Agency