EC has stated that journalists will pay to cover the coming general elections in December.
The Electoral Commission has stated that journalists who wish to cover the upcoming general elections, will have to pay a fee to obtain an accreditation for the coverage. The Commission is yet to determine the amount to be paid.
According to a statement signed by the Head of Communication, Eric Kofi Dzakpasu; ‘Accreditation tags will be given to only those who have formally applied for it and for a fee to be determined by the Commission’.
The statement also made it clear that media organizations have from October 31 to Monday November 7, 2016 to apply for accreditation. However, it is unclear if journalists will pay EC’s fees to be able to cover the elections.
Here’s the Full Statement”
MEDIA ACCREDITATION-OBSERVATION OF ELECTIONS, 2016
The Commission wishes to announce that it will from Monday, 31st October to Monday 7th of November 2016 accept applications from media houses who are interested in observing the upcoming Presidential and Parliamentary Elections.
All media houses who would wish to observe the elections are hereby requested to submit the names and details of their personnel per the enclosed format to the Commission by close of day Monday, 7th of November 2016.
Read the full statement below:
MEDIA ACCREDITATION APPLICATION FORMAT
|S/N||NAME OF PERSONNEL||CONTACT NO.||NAME OF MEDIA HOUSE|
All requests for accreditation should be sent through the Regional representatives of the GJA to the Communications Unit of the Electoral Commission or by email at: email@example.com.
Accreditation tags will be given to only those who have formally applied for it and for a fee to be determined by the Commission.
Any request submitted after the deadline of 7th November, 2016 will not be considered.
Signed: ERIC KOFI DZAKPASU, Head of Communications.