Speaking exclusively to TV3, Mr. Dzakpasu said he brings substantial experience and sound knowledge of electoral laws and processes to the role of communications director, having served the commission for a total of 20 years.
The Electoral Commission on Wednesday, June 15 announced the appointment of Mr. Dzakpasu as its new Head of Communications.
He says as a professional elections administrator his outfit will be neutral and develop and deploy innovative communication tools, channels, and processes, to serve Ghanaians fairly before, during and after the general elections.
He takes over from Christian Owusu Parry, who had been acting in the capacity for years and was recently moved to an administrative position.
He further promised to engage extensively with the media indicating that “the media must come on board to support the Electoral Commission to support the communications department of the commission to help us to reach out with timely, accurate information to the public.”
50-year-old, Eric Kofi Dzakpasu holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with Political Science from the University of Ghana, Legon and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).