he electoral commission of Ghana has written addressing claims of they owe some persons who helped during the 2020 general election.
The Electoral Commission has stated that
all staff who helped were paid through their various bank accounts. Anyone who had a challenge with their account got it solved.
They later urged the general public to ignore any reportage of them owing anyone, adding that, those persons may be ghosts.
The attention of the Electoral Commission was drawn to an article making the rounds in the media to the effect that the EC has not paid some 200,000 field staff who worked on the 2020 Elections.
“This is false. The EC has to date paid all staff who worked during the 2020 elections.”
“For the records the EC in a bid to ensure transparency and accountability in the use of public funds, instituted a system whereby field staff was paid through their bank accounts. This was a departure from the previous practice where huge sums of money running into several million were carried in bags for the purpose of paying staff in the field across the country.”
“For the 2020 elections, all payments to field staff were done through the bank accounts. Indeed, an opportunity was given for the correction of wrong account details supplied throughout 2021. All persons who corrected and resubmitted their correct account numbers were duly paid. The records to this effect are available.”
“We, therefore, ask the public to ignore the statement that the EC has not paid its 2020 elections field workers as it is false. As always it is an attempt to malign and impugn the integrity of the EC. It will not succeed.”
“We wish to state that any person or groups of persons claiming nonpayment by the Commission for work done during the 2020 elections do not exist.
They are ghosts.”