Tumu, (UWR) The Electoral Commission (EC) has so far registered a total of 11,788 people at the end of the first and second phases of registration in the Sissala East Constituency.
The Commission registered 6,363 during the first phase of the exercise while the second phase also registered 5,425 for all the twenty-two centers across the constituency.
The Commission has since started with the third phase of the exercise with 18 centres in the constituency and was expected to end on the July 17, 2020.
Meanwhile, torrential rainfall, which lasted for about 12 hours on Wednesday July 15, halted the EC’s registration exercise in the Sissala East Municipality with two registration centers recording zero.
The exercise, which entered the third day of the third phase of the compilation of the voter’s register in the Sissala East was hit hard by the rain compelling the Commission to halt the exercise on Wednesday.
Mr Lulua Mohammed, the ECs returning officer of the Sissala East told the GNA that the prolonged rainfall had affected the process in the Municipality.
He said the road from Tumu to Katinia was washed off by prolonged rains while in Piina, the rainfall kept residents away from registering at the polling stations.
He said EC was able to register only 123 persons across the 18 centres in the municipality and described the situation as unfortunate.
Source: Ghana News Agency