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ROPAA C’tee to deliver report May, 2019

The Electoral Commissioner says it is focused to implement the Representation of People’s Amendment Act (ROPAA) come 2020.

The chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa reiterated that the commission is optimistic of the implementation of ROPAA amidst the challenges associated with it.

“The fact that efforts to implement ROPAA will face challenges along the line is not lost on the Commission. We’re, however, firm in the conviction that we’ll enjoy the support and cooperation of all stakeholders and Ghanaians generally to achieve the successful implementation of ROPAA,” Mrs. Mensa highlighted during the inauguration of a Consultative and Implementation Committee to see to the operationalization of the 16-year-old law.

Mrs. Mensa also tasked the Committee to work towards having a Constitutional Instrument to be passed by Parliament by “the last quarter of 2019.”

The nine-member committee comprises three members of the EC, political parties have three representatives – NPP, NDC and one for the remaining minority parties – and three representatives for Civil Society Organisations.

The Committee is billed to present its report and recommendation to the EC by May 2019.

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