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Voter Registration Delayed in Tamale Due to Power and Network Issues

The commencement of the limited voter registration exercise in the Greater Tamale Metropolis has been marred by challenges, including power outages, unstable network services, and technical difficulties with registration equipment.

This has led to delays and frustration among applicants seeking to acquire voter identification cards.

Scores of individuals, including Abubakari Naimah, a final year student of the Northern School of Business (NOBISCO), arrived at registration centers such as Sagnerigu and Tamale metro as early as 4:30 am, only to find the process delayed. Naimah expressed disappointment, stating, “I came here around 4 to 5:00 am to register because we were given holidays to do so, but it’s past 11:00 am and I’m yet to go through the process. There is lights out and their machines are not even working.”

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Despite the Electoral Commission’s target to register some 632,000 prospective applicants between May 7 and May 27, challenges persist.

While the Commission claimed to have provisioned generator sets for use in mobile registration centers in hard-to-reach areas, it has declined to comment on the current issues affecting the registration process.

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