Tuesday, October 29, 2019

INEC involves sign language interpreters in Kogi

The Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) says it plans to engage sign language interpreters to educate the deaf and dumb voters on electoral procedures during the Nov. 16 governorship election in Kogi.

Mrs. Dorothy Bello, the commission’s Head of Civil Society Organisations Division, announced this on Tuesday in Lokoja at the opening of a one -day sensitisation workshop organised by the INEC for signs language interpreters.

Bello said that the interpreters who would work as volunteers were being engaged to help hearing-impaired to understand what “is being said in a variety of situations on election day’’.