The Electoral Commission of Ghana has come under fire from the temporal electoral officers they hired for the 2016 elections for failing to pay them over a month after the elections ended and their services were utilised.
Aside the officers, some companies which provided the Commission with supplies to run the election are also facing the same dilemma.
This has led to public complaints from those owed money and a PR disaster for the Commission, who are now attempting to save face.
Speaking on 3Fm early Tuesday, the Head of Communications at the Commission, Eric Kofi Dzakpasu, said that they have commenced preparations to pay everyone what is owed them.
He said what they owe is “quite a big amount” but that “in due course, we’ll get the releases [for payment].”
The December 7 elections have been praised for being largely free, fair and transparent, but as usual with this country they always has to be something else to cause some embarrassment.