Deputy Commissioner of the Electoral Commission Dr Bossman Asare has been described by National Democratic Congress (NDC) activist and IT expert, Yayra Koku as “an empty-headed” person once it involves knowledge on biometrics, MyNewsGh.com report.
Mr Yayra’s reaction is in relation to the ec decision to compile a replacement voters register to include biometric facial data.
Dr Bossman Asare is rumored to have said the ec “wants to make new voters register because we would like to feature an increased feature called facial recognition”.
He called the bluff of the opposition National Democratic Congress over their decision to kick against the new voter’s register.
But reacting to the deputy ec Boss, mr Yayra represented him as “an ignorant person who extremely doesn’t understand biometry. so it’s no more because the register is bloated but adding an increased feature. however who told Dr Bossman Asare that facial recognition is an increased feature in an exceedingly biometric system.” he quizzed.
“Please someone ought to tell Bossman Asare that facial recognition is the least physical trait in a biometric system as a result of its accuracy in identifying the uniqueness of individuals is extremely very low and so makes it vulnerable when it comes to Security” he added.
“You can’t have a fingerprint system and say you’re enhancing it with a facial recognition which has seriously very low distinctiveness and might repeat facial characteristics in an identification process. take for instance identical twins, their faces may be exactly the same, it’s solely their fingerprints that will be distinctive amongst them.” he pointed out.
“Dr. Bossman Asare, please go back with another reason because this one is seriously not reasonable…” he fired.