The Electoral Commission (EC) has appealed to the media practitioners to stick to professional ethics as they do their job ahead of the 2021 general election.
While speaking to the media, one of the EC commissioners, Justine Ahabwe Mugabi, said this would protect them from being harassed while carrying out their duties ahead of the polls.
She called upon journalists to remain objective and professional while reporting.
“The electoral commission maintains an open door policy and at all times expects you to conduct work that reflects professionalism,”she said.
She urged the media to play it’s role by educating the masses saying that there are important exercises coming and the people should be informed about them.
The media is also expected inform voters of their civic responsibilities towards to the coming elections.
On the issue of young people who turned out to vote in the youth elections but weren’t on the register,she said there was a cut off.
“We had what we call cut off. We were looking at only those youth who had attained the age of 18 by December 23, 2019. You might be having ID that shows that you are actually 18 but unfortunately you turned 18 after the stipulated date,” she said.
She also noted that some youth were above the required age to be considered among the participants.