The Military High Command strengthens ties with GJA
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The Military High Command has strengthened ties with the Ghana Journalist Association (GJA), following a reciprocatory call on its leadership, at the Ghana International Press Centre in Accra on Thursday 30 November 2023.

The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), Vice Admiral Seth Amoama who led the delegation to deepen the relations between both entities commended the National Media Commission (NMC) and GJA leadership for their efforts in advancing democracy within the country.

He acknowledged the significant role of the media in shaping public opinion and requested from the media to do further consultation before publishing their stories. He cited Onua TV’s recent misleading publication of allegations of corruption within the military hierarchy and added that such unverified claims could incite disharmony among troops and their superiors.

He appealed to journalists, through the GJA, to prioritize information verification before dissemination. He assured the media of the readiness of the military to strengthen ties with the press in order to have great impact on the shared goal of upholding the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.

Vice Admiral Amoama reassured GJA that disciplinary issues involving soldiers mistreating journalists would be thoroughly addressed and resolved.

The President of the GJA, Mr Albert Kwabena Dwumfour expressed gratitude for the visit. He praised GAF and CDS for their professionalism and admirable tolerance, urging other institutions to emulate such dispositions.

He emphasized the need for joint efforts in capacity building as part of measures to improve professionalism and create a conducive environment for both institutions. Although he highlighted the commitment of GJA to defending the safety and welfare of journalists, he warned that GJA would not condone indiscipline among its members.