Voters in rural communities across the Eastern Region appear not to be enthusiastic about voting in the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections.

This had resulted in low turnout in polling centres located in those areas, a sharp contrast of what had been happening in the urban communities.

The Ghana News Agency (GNA) found no queues, with few voters trickling in at many of the places visited.

Added to this was the delay in the start of the election because the election officials could not sort things out early.

Journalists of the Agency have been covering the polls under the “GNA Tracks the Election 2016” project, sponsored by the Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL), the nation foremost indigenous oil marketing company.

In Koforidua, the story was completely different as voters stood in long meandering queues, waiting patiently to cast their ballot in turns.

At the Betom Anglican Primary School, Adweso Wesley International and the Saint Dominic School centres, people started streaming there long before voting officially started.

Things were the same at Agavenya Roman Catholic Primary ‘A’, Atekyem ‘A’, Galloway Police Station and Betom Presbyterian Primary Centres.

At 10 centres in the Nsawam/Adoagyiri Constituency, in excess of 1,650 voters had voted four hours into the voting.

These included Adoagyiri RC Primary School, Moshgie-line, Islamic School, Wabdra Moshie, Zamamalinen, Oberng Darku RC Primary, Nsawam Ghana Education Service “A” and Wofa Pay

Source: GNA/


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