Month: November 2016

Journalists to sue EC over accreditation fee

Some journalists are threatening to sue the Electoral Commission if it insists on taking money from the media before allowing them to cover the upcoming general elections. The EC on Monday announced its intention of requiring accreditation fees from journalists who wish to cover the elections. Though the Commission is yet to determine the fee a statement signed by its Head of Communications, Eric Dzakpasu said “accreditation tags will be given to only those who have formally applied for it and for a fee to be determined by the Commission.” But the President of a group known as the International Standard Journalists Association, Dr. Nana Oppong said they will not […]

Mahama criticism of NPP promises hypocritical – Nana Addo

The Presidential Candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addo has taken a swipe at President John Mahama for describing NPP’s pledge to extend the service period for army recruits from 25 years to 30 years as a political gimmick. According to Nana Akufo-Addo, President Mahama, National Democratic Congress (NDC) Flagbearer, has no moral right to question his pledges since he has reneged on most of his promises. President Mahama also described this particular promise was a mere afterthought on the NPP’s part as this proposal did not feature in its 2016 manifesto. But speaking at a rally at Gomoa Akoti in the Central Region, the NPP Flagbearer suggested President Mahama was […]