Jaman South EC gave “Preferential treatment” to PWDs
By Christopher Tetteh,
Drobo, Jaman South, Bono Region.
Officials of the Electoral Commission (EC) in the Jaman South Municipality have ensured “preferential treatments” were given to Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) in the just ended Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
During the electoral exercise when this reporter reached the ”L/A hall, Drobo, polling station Two”, there was separate arrangement for PWDs, the aged, nursing mothers and pregnant women.
“This is to ensure they don’t waste much time” at the polling station, Mr. Dominic Mfi-Adom, the Polling station Officer said.
They were arranged in different queue with assistance from the officials and some individuals to cast their votes as soon as they are spotted at the polling stations.
Mr. Mfi-Adom stated that “We are giving them “preferential treatments” because they must not be allowed to join the normal queue to waste much time due to their conditions.
Also at the New Post Office, Drobo, number One and Two polling stations, special cares were given to the vulnerable.
“Despite there hasn’t be any wheel chair user at the moment, there is assistance arranged for them if there is any”, Mrs. Eunice Boahemaa, the Official at New Post Office, Drobo, polling station Two said.