Rainstorm disrupts voters’ registration exercise

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Flood in some communities in the locality

Two voters’ registration centres in the Sissala East Municipality could not register any applicant on Wednesday as torrential rain, which lasted about 12 hours, disrupted the exercise.

The registration exercise, which is in the third phase, in the Sissala East was hit by the rain, compelling the Commission to halt the exercise.

Mr Lulua Mohammed, the ECs returning officer in the area, said the rainfall had affected the process in the municipality.

He said the road from Tumu to Katinia was washed away by the long-lasting rains whilst in Pina, the rainfall kept residents away from coming to the registration centres.

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He disclosed that the EC was able to register only 123 persons across the 18 centres in the municipality, describing the situation as unfortunate.

Over 20 communities in the Sissala East municipality were cut off from Tumu after the concrete bridge on the feeder road that connects the communities was washed away due to the torrential rain.

Credit: GNA

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