The Institute of Chartered Accountant(ICA) has expressed its willingness to bring its expertise on-board as polling station agents in every elections should they be contacted by the Electoral Commission(EC) to do so.
In a resolve to make the electoral process better and devoid of disputes, the ICA has been drawn into the political debate of the critical need of its members to stand in as polling station agents during elections in the country.
Critics say, exploring the option of involving this professional body will help boost the credibility of our electoral process,and reduce tensions.
However, adding his voice to the development on the issue on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.3 FM Wednesday, Mr Augustine Addo, a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant said accountants are prepared to make their services available, but insisted such move can only be feasible without any political basis to the deal.
” Infact this issue came up when our President called on President Mahama sometime ago- He told him that accountants are prepared to make our services available to the state in elections. Off-course we’ll not do it on political lines, but we will do it in the best interest of the nation – when we are called by the Electoral Commission to do so.
He said any of its members that offer to be engaged by a political party as a polling station agent in any elections is an individual decision taken as a result of the person’s political inclination.