Addressing Bloated Voters Register: ‘Let’s Resource NIA’

The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has reiterated its position on the need for National Identification Authority (NIA) to be resourced to provide a credible database for a new voters register.

According to the PPP, that is the only way the Electoral Commission (EC) can provide the country with a credible voters register devoid of flaws and contrary to the stance taken by the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) which is calling for a new voters register.

Speaking to this reporter in an interview yesterday, the National Youth Coordinator of the PPP, Divine Nkrumah, stressed that though the PPP wanted a credible register, the way to go about it was not to have a new register.

Instead, he said what the country needed at the moment was to ensure that the NIA was adequately resourced to provide database for the 2016 polls.

His comments follow calls by the NPP for a new voters register.

The NPP has on several occasions called the credibility of the current voters register into question, describing it as bloated and has constantly pushed for a review.

But the PPP youth leader insisted that that was not the solution to the problem.