Cathedral Clinic closes on election day to allow workers to vote

cathedral-clinicAlthough tomorrow December 7 2016, election day has not been declared a public holiday, one organisation, Cathedral Clinic in Accra is closing down on Wednesday to allow its employees to vote.

Some organisations like the banks will open for businesses in the morning and close in the afternon to enable their staff to go and vote.

In an interview with, Mr Gabriel Addo Kyeremeh, the senior accountant for Cathedral Clinic said; “All our staff are not coming to work tomorrow because of the election. Some of the workers have to travel outside Accra to vote because that was where they registered.

On Election Day there is going to be huge traffic so asking the staff to go and vote and return to the office is not ideal because the day would be under-utilised.”

He also mentioned that a notice has been pasted in front of the clinic to inform the general public about the decision.

Unibank also sent messages to its customers during the week informing them that they will close all branches at 12pm to enable their staff to exercise their franchise.

Barclays Bank additionally informed their customers to use their ATM’s and digital banking services after 1 pm since their branches will close at 1pm.

Reports elsewhere indicated that the Deputy Minister of Education in charge of pre-tertiary education, Alex Kyeremeh ordered the Ghana Education Service (GES) to declare Election Day an ‘off day’ for teachers and students in schools across the country.

By: Pamela Ofori-Boateng
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