The National Security Minister has assured the Ghana Journalists Association of full protection for journalists and their profession.
Speaking at a meeting with the Ghana Journalists Association, the Minister of National Security Alberta Ken Dapaah stated clearly that the future of the media is in the hands of the Ministry hence, they will help protect such independent citizens working in the media space.
National Security Coordinator Edward Kwaku Asumaning has reiterated that the national security service will do all it takes under its power to protect journalists in the practice of their duties since it is in the interest of the Ministry to protect persons in the media as well.
On the side of journalists at work, Hon. Ken Dapaah advised them to be careful with the choice of words they utter at posts.
According to Hon. Ken Dapaah, the media plays a vital role in the development of the country therefore their choice of words should be picked appropriately.
They (the media) can make the country a safe place for all due to their power and influence but that shouldn’t give them the guarantee to disseminate wrong information.
“Believe me, the future of the country is in your hands,” Ken Dapaah added.
Mr. Albert Kwabena Duffuor, President of the Ghana Journalist Association said there is a need to call on their stakeholders to help protect journalists in the course of their work and salary payments.