November 08, 2016

Update: Journalists to pay N800 to cover upcoming general elections in Ghana

Days after we reported that a fee would be paid for journalists who wish to cover the upcoming general elections in Ghana. The Election Commission has revealed that every journalist will pay the sum of GH10 (N800) to secure an accreditation card. Speaking with Onua FM, the Communications Director of EC, Eric Kofi Dzakpasu having said that the accreditation cards will permit all journalists to have access to the polling centers made the confirmation saying:

‘It’s now been confirmed to be 10.00 cedis, please.’ Meanwhile, the President of a group known as the International Standard Journalists Association, Dr. Nana Oppong said they will not pay for the accreditation but would cover the elections.
'We will cover the election but we will not pay the money that the EC is demanding and we are going to see what decision the EC is going to take against journalists who intend to cover free and fair and peaceful election in accordance with the constitution of the country.’


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