Ghana explains need for biometric vote in 2020
02 January 2020 17:55 GMT

Ghana's Electoral Commission (EC) has justified its decision to obtain new biometric voting system and compile a new electoral roll for elections in December 2020, reports local media.

The Commission said at a press conference on Tuesday that the move to procure the biometric system is informed by advice from its IT personnel and external IT consultants, noted MyJoyOnline.

The EC said it would make more economic and operational sense to acquire the new system than to keep the current system and refurbish them at a high cost of frequent replacement of failing parts and renewal of warranties

According to the EC, assessment of the system by the two teams has revealed that it would be prudent to acquire a new system rather than refurbish the current one.