The conduct of the November general elections in Ghana’s is expected to receive major boost as certified chartered accountants are expected to help in the collations of certified results in all the collation centres.
The Electoral Commission is currently studying a proposal by the Institute of Chartered Accountants, indicating their preparedness to assist in this year’s elections.
The EC Boss Charlotte Osei has said the Commission will need the expertise of the accountants at the collation centers.
The electoral body has committed itself to securing the help of professional institutions to help in the management of the November elections. Already the Ghana Bar Association has publicly stated its readiness to play a role in preserving the credibility of the polls.
In an interview with Samson Lardy Anyenini on Newsfile on Joy FM Saturday, Mrs Osei said the commission is willing to engage the services of all relevant professionals to ensure a free, fair and credible polls.
“The Chartered accountants have written to us and they are willing to do voluntary work…and we think that we will need them at the collation centers”.
She noted that a required number of 275 professional will be needed to help with the polls in the various constituencies.