BY: KALD | Voltaonlinegh.com |
Voters in the Ho Central Constituency are enjoying free ride to their polling stations to exercise their franchise in the ongoing presidential and parliamentary elections.
The ride, which is being provided by commercial tricycle operators, popularly know ‘Mahama Camboo,’ according to information gathered by Volta Online, is at the behest of a benevolent businessman in the Volta regional capital.
Some of the operators told Volta Online, they were provided fuel an additon to a GHc50.00 to transport any resident going to vote within the municiaplity.
The tricyles which have been embossed with ‘free taxi to polling station’ inscription on the windscreens were assigned assigned to various suburbs.
Meanwhile, about 102,626 are expected to vote in 248 polling stations within the Constituency, which has five parliamentary candidates on the ballot. They include, incumbent Benjamin Kpodo of the NDC and current MCE, Prosper Pi-Bansah of the NPP.
So far, the voting process has gone smoothly without any hitch at the various polling centres visited.
Though many of the voters were in their nose masks in compliance with the COVID-19 protocols, there was very little adherence to the social distancing protocols.