The purpose of the NHIS registrants app, machecki.com, is to ensure that no one is disenfranchised during the upcoming elections.
A new web portal, machecki.com has been introduced to help check if one’s name has been deleted or not in the list of 56,000 voters who used National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) cards for registration. Just after the Electoral Commission released the names of the NHIS registrants, a team of Ghanaian developers have developed the web-portal.
machecki.com is a simple and efficient web-portal, which makes it easy for voters both home and abroad, to check if their name is included in the list of 56,000 voters the EC struck out from the register in obedience to the Supreme Court ruling.
The two lead developers, Divine Puplampu and Agbenyegah Kirk Saviour said that the purpose of the NHIS registrants app macheki.com, is to ensure that no one is disenfranchised during the upcoming elections. The team of developers have also shed light on how the app can be used.
They explained that for a voter to check if their detail is captured in the list of deleted names, they should log on to the platform and enter either their voter’s ID or NHIS card number. This will then provide a result which proves whether they have been captured or not. The web portal would be of high significance. This is because, it has been revealed that the NHIS list spans up to 1171 pages.
The Electoral Commission on Wednesday July 13, announced it had already deleted the names in compliance with the Supreme Court order. Following the announcement, the commission on Thursday, released the list of the NHIS registrants captured.
The EC also said that those affected will be given the opportunity to re-register on Monday July 18, 2016 if they are able to prove their Ghanaian citizenship.