Elecam: Adopts Biometric Voter Registration

ELECAM to adopts Biometric System

Elections Cameroon  Elecam has accepted to adopt biometric registration. The system will be used during the next round of registration, which was announced two weeks ago on the instructions of the Head of State President Paul Biya.

Opposition parties notably the SDF and civil society organisations have been piling pressure on Elecam to adopt the biometric system.

The announcement was made last Week as Elecam Board Chair Fonkam Azu’u received five political party leaders, including the Chairman of the Front pour le Salut National du Cameroun, who is also minister for Communication, Mr Issa Tchiroma.

Dr Azu’u also met the president of the Union des Forces Démocratiques du Cameroun, Dr Victorin Hameni Bieleu, Ms Edith Kahbang Walla of the Cameroon Peoples’s Party, Dr Joachim Tabi Owono of Action pour la Meritocratie et Egalité des Chances, Mr Isaac Feuzeu of Mouvement pour l’Emergence et le Reveil du Citoyen and Dr Olivier Bilé of Union pour la Franternité et la Prospérité.

Dr Azu’u explained that the opening of the new voter registers had been delayed by, among other things, the ongoing search for the right company to offer the biometric services.

Dr Azu’u. also attributed the delay to the acquisition of the materials and the training of the requisite personnel. “Once these aspects of the operation have been taken care of, the registration exercise proper would not take long,” he said.

The SDF is still to make any official comment on the issue.

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