July 19, 2024

Albert Kwabena Dwumfour, President GJA

Albert Kwabena Dwumfour, President of the Ghana Journalist Association (GJA), has issued a stern warning to media houses disregarding the current media blackout imposed on Yendi Lawmaker, Farouk Aliu Mahama. This decision follows reports alleging Mahama’s assault on a Citi TV/FM reporter during the recent parliamentary primaries of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).

The Northern Regional Arm of the Journalists Association has publicly called for the arrest and prosecution of the Yendi MP for his alleged actions. With support from PRINPAG, GIBA, and MFWA, the leadership of the journalistic fraternity has unitedly urged journalists to abstain from covering Mahama.

President Dwumfour expressed serious consequences for any media house violating the blackout decree, warning, “The blood of any journalist who will be killed during this period will be on the heads of owners and management of such media houses.”

Dwumfour urged strict adherence to the Association’s decision, emphasizing its importance for the collective interests of all members. He stated, “It is our hope that all media houses will rally behind our call and ensure adherence to the directives for our shared interest.”

Reflecting on past tragedies, Dwumfour emphasized the need for decisive action, stating, “If we had taken action in the past, Ahmed Suale would have been alive today. Never again! Never again!” He called for solidarity among members to combat the dangers posed by “mindless politicians” and their associates.

The GJA’s stance underscores its commitment to protecting journalists’ safety and upholding press freedom in Ghana, particularly in the face of threats and violence from political actors.

About The Author

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *