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EC Snubs Ghanaians plea as it outlines four companies shortlisted for procurement of Biometric Verification Systems for voter register

The IT Consultant for the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana known as Dr. Yaw Ofori-Adjei, has said four companies have so far been seeded for the procurement of the Biometric Verification Systems for the compilation of a new voters’ register.

In his Speech, he made it known that, a physical infrastructure is currently also in place for a data center to be established in 8 weeks to compile all electoral data in the build up to the 2020 general elections.

Check out what he said below:

We have some four companies that have so far been shortlisted for the procurement of Biometric Verification Systems for the compilation of the new voters register. The previous managers of the Biometric Verification System advised the EC that the system needed an upgrade and gave good, cogent reasons why the upgrade was needed. With these new equipments, a facial recognition machine will be used extensively for several purposes; forensics, border control systems, and the elections. It’s a technology that has been used and verified.

“For example, these new machines will capture your facial signature and compare it to what is on the record and this is not aimed at eliminating the fingerprint method,” Ofori-Adjei told Citi FM on January 23, GhanaWeb monitored.

 



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