The Electoral Commission has begun an open competitive bidding process to select an IT firm that will handle the transmission of election results from the various constituencies nationwide to the headquarters.
The move is to cure the suspicion and the disputes that normally characterized election results.
Dr. Ransford Gyampoh revealed this in a speech read on behalf of the EC at the Institute of Economic Affairs National Stakeholder’s Forum on the November polls.
He said the EC will fulfill its values in this year’s election by ensuring transparency, fairness and integrity in the electoral process.
“This innovation in Ghana’s electoral system will go a long way to add to the transparency of the process, and to a very large extent erase the suspicion associated with the transmission of election results in Ghana. The commission is well prepared and committed to ensuring a credible, acceptable ad violent free electoral process.
“The commission looks forward to working with all stakeholders towards ensuring that the electoral process supports the peace and stability of Ghana”
Meanwhile, the EC has begun the implementation of a series of reforms aimed at improving the transparency, inclusiveness and credibility of the November 7 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
The comprehensive list of 27 reforms is the product of a special reform committee set up by the EC after the 2012 election petition. The Committee was tasked to synthesise the various reforms proposed by the panel of Justices of the Supreme Court and political parties.
A call for strengthening of the internal working machinery of the Commission to better support its mandate and vision for 2020, thus formed the basis for the preparation of the EC’s five year Strategic Plan which was launched yesterday in the Capital.
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