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Abena Osei urges Muslim constituents to register when EC starts the exercise

Deputy Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Atiwa East, Mrs. Abena Osei Asare  has urged Muslims in her constituency to  come out in their numbers to have their names on the new voters register the Electoral Commission is about compiling when the Constitutional Instrument (C. I) in Parliament matures next month. 

According to her when the EC starts the registration exercise they have to put their facemask on and practice social and physical distance and not panic but try to get their names on the new voters register.

“So we can determine who we want to be our President and lawmaker otherwise we would be taking ourselves off this opportunity as to who determines who our national leaders would be”.

This was when she presented some food items, facemask, and sanitizers to Muslims and the poor in her constituency to mark the end of one month of fasting. 

She further educated them that previously, the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) card was used to get voters register and there was a court ruling against that as foreigners could obtain the NHIS card for the purpose of visiting health facilities with it. 

“Do not allow anyone to deceive you that there is no need to go and register, if you do not go you would be doing a disservice to yourself, EC would ensure there is wearing of facemask and washing of hands with soap and water” 

Mrs Osei Asare emphasized that the voters ID and Ghana card would be used for the exercise or allowing two people to testify that one is a Ghanaian, as those who are not Ghanaians and want to participate in the exercise would be arrested. 

The Zongo chief for Akyem Sekyere Alhaji Amadu assured the lawmaker and the current government that as they have not forgotten them, whatever they want in the name of Allah they would get as he would pray for the President and their lawmaker.
In an interview the various women’s group were very grateful for the gesture of the lawmaker and believe she would be victorious in the upcoming Parliamentary elections. 

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