There is an ongoing compilation of New voters registration exercise spearheaded by the Electoral Commission of Ghana, in all the sixteen (16) regions .
minor minor challenges has been recorded including wrong date of birth, bar codes , as well as complaints about registrants, refusing to observe the precautionary measures, in fight against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Media has since Day one, of the exercise, reported progress of the process, both the positives and the irregularities.
Per the norms of the EC, accreditation is given to every Media House or reporter who has the interest to cover national exercise of this nature, even before the entire program starts,
Unfortunately, it did not happen this time round, but Day three(3) into the registration, the EC through it’s Public Affairs Directorate, has now directed that, the Media visit their District offices for accreditation before they can be granted access to the registration centers for coverage.
Below is the letter from the Public Affairs Directorate directing media houses to go for accreditation:
Meanwhile, our checks from the various district offices of the EC has revealed that, there are no communications to that effect.
The question then remains:
- Why this rush hour?
- will the District EC officers have time to grant such accreditation,since they are registering old and persons with disability in their offices?
- Can the Media go ahead with the coverage without this accreditation? etc etc
Reacting on the letter from the EC on Dinpa Anopa Bosuo today, Larry Paa Kwesi Moses-President for the Ghana Journalist Association for the three regions, expressed surprise at the EC’s behavior, saying they are making the work of the Media difficult:
Larry Paa Kwesi Moses has urged the EC to facilitate the process and get all Journalists the said accreditation.
Story: Ghana /Dinpa Fm.com/ 91.3/ Nana Akosua Ansah