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ROPAA C’ttee leaves for US tomorrow for Diaspora Consultations

The Representation of the People’s Amendment Act (ROPAA) Committee, established by the Electoral Commission of Ghana to roll out comprehensive consultations with stakeholders to operationalise the Act, is scheduled to pay a nine-day working visit to the United States of America from November, 01, 2019.

The Committee’s work is in fulfillment of the ROPAA (ACT 699) which gives Ghanaians in the Diaspora the right to vote.

It is expected that feedback obtained from the consultations during the tour will be factored into the operationalisation of the Act by the Electoral Commission.

Whilst in the United States, the delegation will meet with recognized Ghanaian groups in Washington, DC, Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, Ohio, and New Jersey as well as the US Federal Election Commission in Washington, DC.

The team is led by Dr. Bossman E. Asare, Deputy Chairman, Corporate Services of the Electoral Commission and Chairman of the ROPAA Committee.

The delegation is made up of senior officials of the Electoral Commission, representatives of Political Parties and Civil Society Organisations.

The ROPAA Committee had earlier this year organized regional visits as well as a trip to Senegal for further consultations with Ghanaians to learn best practices and make recommendations on how ROPAA can be successfully implemented.

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