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Ghani wants voter registration drive accelerated

Ghani wants voter registration drive accelerated

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Apr 19, 2018 - 17:34

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani discussed the ongoing voter’s registration process with provincial civil and security officials via a video conference and issued necessary directives in this regard, the Presidential Palace said Thursday.

Governors of 34 provinces, security and Independent Election Commission (IECinfo-icon) officials attended the conference from the Tawhidi Melli video conference hall at Presidential Palace, the palace said in a statement.

The president asked Minister of Hajjinfo-icon and Religious Affairs to use Friday sermons as an opportunity and urged imans to deliver speeches regarding the importance of voter registration and raise awareness in this regard and encourage people to take part in the national process.

Ghani asked governors to provide all necessary facilities to womeninfo-icon voters’ registration centres. The president also directed security personnel to ensure security of registration centres.

Earlier, Chief Executive Officer Abdullah expressed concern over the slow-paced process of registration. Common people and experts have critisised the IEC for not conducting seminars and other awareness creating programs regarding the registration process.

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