The General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, has held two separate meetings with two top government officials in the United Kingdom on the need for Ghana to get a new voters’ register.
[contextly_sidebar id=”HKy0thClsn5UQBBrHb2AgDhY43xawtoE”]The two officials are the Secretary of State International Development, Rt. Hon. Justine Greening, MP, and the outgoing Chairman of the Conservative Party International office, Hon. Geoffrey Clinfton – Brown, MP.
The meeting was to place emphasis on the need for the United Kingdom to support Ghana’s electoral reforms and NPP’s call for a new voters’ register.
Mr. Kwabena Agyei Agyepong stressed that the NPP has uncovered various discrepancies such as double registration, registration of minors among others.
He noted that the evidence adduced by the NPP which has been provided to the Electoral Commission of Ghana, proves that the old register has been indeed bloated.
He also called on the international community to help enhance the democracy in Ghana by ensuring that the 2016 general election is conducted in a free, fair and credible manner .
The two top government officials in the UK on their part, thanked the General Secretary of the NPP for his visit and assured him of their continued support towards the progress of Ghana in terms of her developmental agenda and vibrant democracy.
They stressed that the partnership that has existed between the two countries has been one that has proved useful among them, adding that they were looking forward to deepen their relationship for the benefit of both countries.
The meetings took place on the sidelines of the Conservative Party conference currently ongoing in Manchester, UK.
Source: NPP Office