Valley View University (VVU)Oyibi, March 28, GNA – Most students and staffs of Valley View University (VVU) are likely to be disenfranchised because only one registration kit is available on campus.

About 3,000 people in the University are eligible to register, but the availability of only one registration kit is creating anxiety among students and other residents.

Mr Prince Jonathan Yamoah, Registration Officer at the centre, disclosed this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency on Wednesday.

He pointed out that the registration team was able to register only about 100 people daily which was woefully inadequate considering the number of eligible students and people from the electoral area.

“Due to this, we have stopped filling forms for eligible voters in other to finish with those who started the registration process on Tuesday.”

Mr Yamoah called for additional registration kits to be made available to the centre in order to fast track the registration process.

Mr Ato Kwamina Wilson, a staff of Ministry of Trade and Industry, expressed disappointment about the slow pace of the registration exercise saying that although he was given a day’s off to get registered, that possibility was fast waning.

“I started coming here when the registration began on Saturday, but could not register and therefore, given a day’s off in order to registration but all to no avail.”

Mr Francis Agyison, a resident of Bush Canteen near VVU, complained that although he came to the centre around 0500, as at 1215 when GNA visited the centre, he had still not been registered.

In a related development, a polling agent of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at VVU Registration Centre, Alfred Boadu, was slapped by Alhaji Joseph Tetteh, Kpone Kantamanso National Democratic Congress (NDC) Constituency Organiser.

This was after Mr Boadu continuously interrupted conversation he was having with the Registration Officer on allegations that some people from the electoral area were being prevented from registering at the VVU Centre due to the large number of applicants at the centre.

 

The case was confirmed by Detective Sergeant John Afawumoh, Station CID Officer, who issued Mr Boadu a medical form after he reported his ordeal to the Police.

GNA

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