Chairperson of the Electoral Commission(EC) of Ghana, Jean Adukwei Mensa has said her outfit is very committed in ensuring free and fair elections.
She has called on the international community and civil society organisations to support and have confidence in the EC to organise free, fair and peaceful elections.
According to her, the sanctity of the Electoral process will ensure the stability and the acceptance of any electoral process by winners and losers.
“All the four companies shortlisted demonstrated their technical capabilities openly, and that the vendor with the competitive price was selected for the building of the data centre as well as the supply of biometric materials, adding that the credibility of the election is their main focus”, she said.
“The EC would be saving not over GH¢173 million on a new register compared to refurbishing or upgrading the BVMS supplied by STL,” she added.
According to Jean Mensa, about $74,364,500 was requested by the vendor for refurbishing the old BVMS supplied as against procuring new BVMS for 2020 at a total cost of $56,000,000, saving $18,364,500 or GH¢104,677,650.
By: Richard Obeng Bediako / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / Richardobengbediako@gmail.com / Ghana / 2020