The Ports Journalists Network (PJN), a newly created media group which aims to professionalize maritime journalism and improve protection and welfare of ports and trade journalism in the country, on Thursday 7 October 2021 called on the Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), Rear Admiral Issa Yakubu at his office in Burma camp.
According to the Team, lead Mr Elvis Darko, the PJN was embarking on such calls on stakeholders within the Ports, Harbour, Maritime and trade facilitation sectors to foster goodwill between the media and the stakeholders towards the goal of promoting public knowledge on the industry.
Mr Darko said the purpose of the call was to formally introduce the PJN to the CNS and the Navy, with the aim of fostering a partnership and understanding to aid the free flow of information to the public and all stakeholders in respect of the maritime and the need to unite and play an advocacy role to serve the Ghana Navy.
He therefore called on the CNS to support and collaborate with the network to achieve its noble objectives and vision. He said he was hopeful that the partnership would yield mutual benefits to the Ghana Navy, the entire maritime sector and the country at large.
Rear Admiral Yakubu in his remarks commended the network for its effort to provide the most credible news on Ports, Harbours, Maritime and trade facilitation sectors in Ghana and beyond. He expressed his willingness to fully collaborate with the journalists, and also encouraged them not to hesitate to seek clarification on issues concerning the Ghana Navy.
He then urged them to maintain high standards, ethical journalism and accurate reporting that would be informative and educative for the benefit of the maritime sector and the nation.