The ongoing limited voter registration exercise in the Kwahu East district has been met with frustration and complaints from citizens, as some residents are voicing their concerns over the high cost and inconvenience of accessing registration centers.
One resident, who revealed this on the morning show stated that the financial strain they face in their quest to register to vote. “It takes me over 120 Ghana cedis just to reach the registration center,” the resident lamented. The individual emphasized the significant financial burden placed on citizens who are eager to participate in the democratic process.
The situation has arisen as the Electoral Commission (EC) established limited registration centers, many of which are reportedly distant from residential areas. This has led to increased transportation expenses for citizens who must travel long distances to reach the registration centers.
The EC has yet to respond to these concerns, and the impact of these challenges on voter turnout in Kwahu East remains to be seen as the registration exercise unfolds.