Member of Parliament for Asutifi South, Alhaji Collins Dauda, has entreated all parties to sensitise persons who will be undertaking the limited voter registration exercise on who qualifies to be a Ghanaian.
This, according to him, is to prevent incidents of denying people bearing names from the northern part of the country from registering.
Speaking at the 40th anniversary celebration of the enskinment of the head of the Wangara tribe in the Ashanti region, the lawmaker observed some people bearing names from the northern part of the country are always challenged during voter registration exercises.
Such actions, he said, occur as a result of lack of knowledge of some of the agents on who qualifies to be a Ghanaian as enshrined in the constitution of Ghana.
“”We’ve never challenged a person called Kofi Asante, Kofi Owusu, or Agyemang on his nationality during the voter registration exercise. However, people with names such as Dauda Watara, Musa Ali, and the likes are always being challenged. One is a Ghanaian if one of his parents or grandparents is born in Ghana,” he stated.
The lawmaker also encouraged those who are 18 years of age to take advantage of the limited voter registration exercise by the Electoral Commission to get registered.
This, he said, will enable them to be part of those who will decide the leadership of the country in the 2024 general elections.
For his part, the Head of the Wangara tribe in the Ashanti region, Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Gado Watara, called for an end to police brutalities on the people in the Zongo communities.
“I appeal to political actors to ensure that police brutalities in Zango communities become a thing of the past,” he pleaded.
By Ibrahim Abubakar|AkomaFM|Onuaonline.com