EC Inaugurates 9 Member ROPAA Committee

The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana has inaugurated a nine-member committee to ensure the implementation of the Representation of the Peoples Amendment Act (ROPAA).

According to the Chairperson of the EC, Mrs Jean Mensa, the committee, chaired by deputy EC Chair, Dr Eric Bossman Asare, is to engage with political parties, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) as well as the citizenry to fashion out clear guidelines for the implementation of ROPAA.

She further charged the committee members made up of reps from political parties and CSOs to deliver a report by the end of May 2019.

ROPAA seeks to empower eligible Ghanaians abroad to vote in national elections.

Per an Accra High Court order, the EC must implement the law by 2020.

Mrs Mensa said on Thursday, 20 December that: “The committee will be required to hold stakeholder consultations nationwide with the view to seeking the opinions of key stakeholders in the best approach to implement the ROPAA”.


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