The Electoral Commission (EC) is billed to appear before parliament this week to provide an update to MPs on its preparations towards the conduct of Ghana’s 2020 general elections.
Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu made this known on the floor of the House, last week, but he was not firm on the exact day.
According to him, he was still in consultations with the Commission and has asked the Chairman of the Special Budget Committee to do further checks.
The Majority Leader was responding to concerns raised by Mr Haruna Iddrisu, the Minority Leader and MP for Tamale South, and Mr Governs Kwame Agbodza, MP for Adaklu, after the reading of the Business Statement for the Second Week of the current meeting.
Barely seven months for the nation to head to the general polls, Mr Agbodza said, “it is important the Chairperson is brought to update the House,” and anything short this is an act of preventing Members of Parliament, the people’s representatives to interact with the EC so that we can report back to our constituents to prepare adequately for this year’s elections.”
Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu said the programme and budget for the 2020 general elections have been set out in the 2020 budget but further details could still be elicited from the Commission.