Media personnel desirous to cover the upcoming election would be required to pay a fee for their accreditation, the Electoral Commission has said.
A statement issued by the EC’s Director of Communications, Eric Dzakpasu said persons who fail to pay the fee which would be determined by the Commission would be denied an accreditation tag.
“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.
Media houses who are interested in the accreditation tags have until November 7 to make the request through the Media team of the Commission or through the local chapter of the Ghana Journalist Association (GJA).
Please read full statement below:
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.
MEDIA ACCREDITATION APPLICATION FORMAT
NAME OF PERSONNEL
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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