The Concerned Small Scale Miners Union of Ghana (CSSMUG) is urging its members to turn out massively to take part in the Voters’ registration exercise set to begin Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
A statement issued today and signed by President of the Union, Michael Kwadwo Peprah, stated that “the Concerned Small Scale Miners Union of Ghana (CSSMUG) by this press release calls on all small scale miners in the country to make themselves available for the upcoming voter’s registration exercise which is scheduled to commence on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
Members of CSSMUG must also endeavor to avail all their workers and dependents of age 18 and above for the very important exercise”.
According to the union “for the sake of the exercise, small scale miners are advised to work more in the night to make time to be registered within the day times.
Mine owners are also advised to divide the labor, so that one group may partake in the registration while the others work on the sites”.
On adherence to COVID-19 protocols, the group said “In the light of the COVID-19 scare, all mine owners must endeavor to take their workers through the safety protocols and provide them with nose masks and hand sanitizers before they leave the sites to the registration centers.
Strict adherence to the above directives is advised as our taskforce would be deployed to all the mining districts and sites to enforce them”.
Mine owners who fail to adhere would have their sites closed down until all workers get registered for their voter ID cards.
Much as we strive to earn a living for ourselves and families for the benefit of the whole nation, we must also endeavor to exercise our civic duties as law-abiding citizens of our dear nation” the statement concluded.
The Electoral Commission (EC) has set Tuesday, June 30, to compile new voters register for the presidential and parliamentary elections on December 7, 2020.
According to a statement signed by the Deputy Chairperson of the Commission, the exercise will be held at all registration centers and district offices of the EC throughout the country.