The Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) has expressed disappointment with the Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah over his statement on hooligans attacking United Television (UTV) based in Accra on Saturday. In a statement signed by the General Secretary of GJA, Kofi Yeboah indicated that Mr Oppong Nkrumah failed to directly condemn the attack on UTV during the live show.
“The GJA has also taken notice of a press statement issued by the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, on the happenings at UTV, but we are highly disappointed in the Minister for issuing that wobbling statement. “In the second paragraph of the press statement, the Minister tries to justify the barbaric attack by holding that the hooligans entered UTV “allegedly without authorization” when he was the very person who reported to and called in, the Police,” Mr. Yeboah stated.
He continued: “In the fourth paragraph, the minister avoids direct condemnation of the hooligans and conveniently makes his condemnation general, and, worst of all, in the last paragraph, the Minister imposes a burden on the media to promote national cohesion, regardless of the incessant attacks against them.”
Below is the full statement