The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has called for swift prosecution of all persons including the EC staff, officials, commissioners, voter I.D card applicants, observers and political party agents who may be responsible for any breaches of any Covid-19 preventive protocol.
The GMA made this known in a letter to the Electoral Commission Chairperson, Jean Mensah addressing the ongoing Voters’ registration and the need for adherence to the safety protocols at all registration centres across the country to mitigate the spread of the virus.
According to the GMA, the EC has an obligation to ensure that all appropriate Covid-19 preventive etiquettes are observed at all times during the exercise and that all persons at the various centres adhere strictly to all Covid-19 preventive protocols.
And that “the Security Agencies (especially the Ghana Police Service) should enforce all Covid-19 preventive protocols at the various centres without fear or favour.”
They also called on the EC to ensure that enough Personal Protective Equipment are available for use throughout the registration exercise.
And further stated that should there be any “wanton disregard for or non-enforcement of Covid-19 preventive measures at any voter registration centre that has the potential to spread the disease” even more,” the EC chairperson and other members of the commission should be ultimately held responsible and accountable by the State.”
They urged Ghanaians, the EC, security agencies and the various political parties to safeguard the peace the country currently enjoys during this registration process, the upcoming general election and thereafter.