The Ghanaian government announced here on Thursday that it would support the electoral commission to develop a biometric voter register in order to lay a strong foundation for e-voting in the country. The government said that the e-voting system would eliminate the incidence of multiple registrations, multiple voting and other kinds of electoral fraud in elections.
Opening a two-day Microsoft Open Door Conference for West Africa here, Minister for Communications Haruna Iddrissu said the government wanted to ensure that there were credible elections in Ghana.
“Electoral Commission (EC) has the fullest support of government to go biometric to lay the foundation for e-voting in Ghana,” Iddrissu pledged.
However, speaking to Xinhua via telephone, EC public affairs director Christian Owusu-Parry declared that Ghana was not ready for electronic voting.
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