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EC: 2016 Polls Journalists To pay For Accreditation

Journalists who wish to cover the 2016 parliamentary and presidential elections will be required to pay accreditation fees, according to the Electoral Commission (EC).

A statement signed by the commission’s head of Communications, Eric Dzakpasu stated that the Commission is, however, yet to determine the fee to be paid.

“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.

“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 added.

Find below the full EC 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.

MEDIA ACCREDITATION APPLICATION FORMAT

S/N NAME OF PERSONNEL CONTACT NO. EMAIL NAME OF MEDIA HOUSE
1
2

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: mediaoffice@ec.gov.gh.

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



Source: radioxyzonline.com

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