The Chairperson of the electoral commission of Ghana, Jean Mensa, has put forward four proposals as reforms for the conduct of general election in Ghana. While she depicts the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections as an accomplishment she believes the country can do better.
drawing from the experiences of the previous elections, she believes there must be reforms in organizing general election in Ghana.
She said “We further propose a year-round exhibition system that will enable citizens to check their registration details on their smartphones and other mobile devices. Citizens would not need to wait for an exhibition exercise to check their details. They will be able to do so, all year round.
We recommend creating further efficiency into our collation process by focusing on data entry only at the Constituency Collation Centre. The entry point for data capturing into the system will be at the constituency Collation Centre. The data. e. Constituency Collation Results will be made available to all stakeholders at the regional and national levels. Flowing from the data captured at the Constituency Collation Centre, the system will reproduce regional and national reports without supplementary data entry at any of those levels. By embracing this system, the problem of minor inaccuracies with the collation procedure and excessive uncertainties will be curtailed considerably.
She hopes that the recommendations will be contemplated to communicate some of the challenges confronted”