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Biometric Registration will phase out existing voter ID cards


Apam, (C/R), Feb 13, GNA – The Gomoa West District Director of the National Commission for Civic Education, (NCCE) Ms Georgina Yeboah, has urged every Ghanaian who is 18 years and above to register when the Biometric Registration takes off next month.

     This is because the old voter identification card would be classified invalid after the Biometric Registration.

     Ms Yeboah made the call at a public cinema show at Apam, organised by the NCCE with the Ghana Health Service to educate the public on the current treatment for malaria.

     She urged the electorate to reject rumours in some circles that the biometric machines could cause cancer and other diseases, saying they were lies.

     The NCCE District Director explained that the Electoral Commission would not introduce system to endanger the lives of Ghanaians.

     She said the Electoral Commission would conduct sample registration in some selected communities before the actual registration would be started and cautioned the electorate not to confuse the sample registration with the main registration.

          On the treatment for malaria, Ms Yeboah said Artesunate Amodiaquine and Arthemether-Lumesantrime had been identified as effective drugs to replace Nivaquine and Chloroquine which had become immune to the malaria parasites.

     She advised the public to use the new drugs wherever they got malaria but not those which had become immune to the disease.

     Mr Isaac Tawiah, a member of the NCCE Cinema Team, appealed to Ghanaians to use the insecticide treated nets recently supplied free of charge to them to prevent mosquito bites, which  leads to  malaria.

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