Debate continues on Ghana biometrics

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Debate continues on Ghana biometrics

Stakeholders in Ghana are still debating the use of a biometric system to register voters for the next election.

Questions have been raised about the logistics and security of registering voters for the next election using a biometric system for the first time.

The biometric system has been proposed in a bid to clean up the national voters’ register, which was found to be bloated after registration in 2008.

An inter-Party Advisory Committee meeting has now been held on the issue, and agreement has been reached to form two committees to look into a roadmap for a biometric registration system and to address any concerns that have been raised.

Procurement of the necessary equipment will be left to the Electoral Commission.



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