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District-Level Elections: Field Officers Express Concerns Over Delayed Payment

Field officers engaged by the Electoral Commission (EC) for the 2023 district-level elections have raised complaints about the prolonged delay in receiving their allowances.

These officers played critical roles during the elections, which involved the training and deployment of over 100,000 officials to 38,000 polling stations nationwide in December of the preceding year.

Despite earlier assurances from the EC regarding the prompt disbursement of payments, the field officers are yet to receive their stipends.

Nii Adjin Tettey, a contracted presiding officer, voiced his frustrations in an interview with Citi News, highlighting the protracted wait for payment.

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“We were provided with forms to fill out our bank details. However, despite months passing since December, there has been no communication or payment from the Electoral Commission to field officers nationwide. This is not limited to a particular region; it is a nationwide issue. The Electoral Commission has not disbursed payments to those of us who worked in the field during the last election,” Tettey lamented.

The delay in the payment of allowances has left many field officers in financial distress, especially considering the significant role they played in ensuring the smooth conduct of the district-level elections.

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