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EC Announces ID Replacement for Akosombo Dam Spillage Victims

The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana has announced it will be undertaking a special voter’s ID card replacement exercise for eligible voters in the Volta Region and parts of the country.

The earmarked persons lost their cards during the spillage of the Akosombo Dam in September 2023.

In a notice, the EC said the exercise would take place on May 30, 2024, at no cost to the victims.

“As a well-meaning Commission, it is our duty to support all eligible voters to vote in the upcoming General Election. The replacement of voter ID cards which is scheduled to commence from 30th May 2024, is intended to fulfill that duty.”

This is in response to calls by the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Fifi Fiavi Kwetey.

“Recognising the untold hardships and economic loss suffered by victims of the Akosombo Dam spillage, we agree with Hon. Fiifi Kwetey of the NDC to support them. In solidarity with the victims and as a gesture of goodwill, the Commission is happy to announce that replacement of Voter ID Cards for victims of the Akosombo Dam spillage will be free of charge.”

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