Kufuor Calls For E-Voting In Africa
Former President John Kufuor is advocating for the introduction of biometric registration and electronic voting in Africa elections. This he said will reduce the spate of election related disputes in Africa. He was speaking at the 5th summit of the Negotiation and Conflict Management Group (NCMG), organized jointly with the National Judicial Institute under the topic ‘Effective Management of Political Differences and its Impact on Economic Development. The former president said election disputes could lead to civil strife and adversely affect the economies of countries since investors would not go to countries in turmoil, adding that ADR could be a speedy way for resolving such disagreements. A statement signed by Frank Agyekum, spokesperson to the president said the president also endorsed the call for African countries to establish Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms for settling differences that arise from election results. “ADR makes for flexibility, leads to the development of expertise, saves time, is less costive, relives the overload of cases on traditional courts and results in a win-win situation of all the parties in involved,” he told a meeting of legal experts, politicians and academics. Mr Kufuor was away to Nigeria for three days but has since returned.