Pressure group Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) is outraged by the decision of the Electoral Commission to revert to the use of its old logo two years after it was changed under former Chairperson Charlotte Osei.
A memo announcing the restoration of the original logo which bears the coat of arms and a ballot box showing the hand casting a vote stated that the change takes effect from today December 4, 2018.
“The core values of the Electoral Commission, namely integrity, fairness and accountability have from today also been restored.
“All communications from the Electoral Commission must from today, be made on the letterhead bearing the original logo of the Commission as appears on the face of this letterhead Reams of Letterheads are to be picked up from the stores of the Commission.
“Kindly ensure that the most recent logo is removed from the buildings and properties of the Commission,” portions of the memo read.
But the Executive Director for ASEPA, Mensah Thompson in an interview with Starr FM said the move is needless.
“Sheer pettiness and unfortunate, I think that state institutions must rise beyond some of this politically motivated actions that do not sit well with the nature of the institution. Most importantly most of these things create a lot of wastage in the system, if you look at how much was spent in this re-branding process and we just wake up one day and it’s being changed or being reversed and at the end of the day another government or entity comes and says I want to replace it with something else then we’ll have this cajoling back and forth. I’m very much outraged by this decision. I think that if anybody is close to the Electoral Commission Chairperson I think they have to call her to order.”