Connect with us

General News

Affail Monney apologises for alleging Caleb Kudah breached Code of Ethics

Published

on

Affail Monney apologises

Affail Monney apologises for alleging Caleb Kudah breached Code of Ethics

The President of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has rendered an unqualified apology for his comment made regarding the arrest of two Citi FM journalists.

Roland Affail Monney indicated that his comment on the matter was based on the “scanty” information he had at the time he responded.

According to him, at that time he did not know the severity of the issue.

“As I indicated, the information I had before the interview was scanty. What is available now is sufficient, as legal luminaries, distinguished ethicists, and social critics slice and dice the issue from all angles,

“I, therefore, render my sincerest apology for any misimpression created that I was insensitive to the plight of the journalists but excited about the excesses by the National Security operatives. Indeed, those excesses pass for wickedness at its most naked nastiness. And I totally denounce them,” he said.

“As a student of leadership, I have learned that a leader is not afraid to change course when confronted with fresh information which challenges his earlier assumptions.” Mr. Monney stressed.

After news broke about the arrest of the two Citi FM journalists on Wednesday, Mr. Affail Monney faulted Caleb Kudah for filming at the National Security premises without permission.

According to him, the journalist accessed information through a means which flies in the face of Article 13 of the GJA Code of Ethics, thus breaching the Association’s Code of Ethics.

“Caleb erred, as far as our ethics is concerned. He clearly breached the ethics relative to Article 13 of our own Code of Ethics which specifies that journalists should take pictures through fair, straight forward and honest means unless tampered by national interest.

“His interest here is not so clear. From the face of it, we believe he erred.” the GJA President stated.

Mr. Monney’s comment was greeted with lots of criticisms from industry players as well as the general public.

Beating a retreat, Mr. Affail Monney stated that his outfit would see to it that justice will be served to the two journalists.

The GJA President said, “Under my presidency, attacks or threats against journalists, irrespective of the perpetrators or victims, have received outright condemnation. So there is no way the latest one against the Citi FM journalists will be swept under the carpet. Not at all.”

He further intimated that the conduct of the national security operatives could exert a significant chilling effect on the media landscape and, therefore, the need to investigate and bring the perpetrators to book.

The GJA President urged the Committee of Enquiry set up by the Ministry of National Security to quickly move into action to impartially unravel all the circumstances surrounding the issue.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Comment on this

General News

Black Stars players silently arrived in Ghana at 3:00am after shameful AFCON defeat

Published

on

Black stars players silently arrive in Ghana

Black Stars players silently arrived in Ghana at 3:00am after shameful AFCON defeat

Black Stars players silently arrived in Ghana at 3:00am: The day of shame that Ghanaians can never forgive its national team is when the team conceded 3-2 goals defeat to Comoros in the 3rd round of play at the group stages of the AFCON 2022.

Most Ghanaians are very disappointed in the national team after they performed abysmally in the tournament that got them out of the game.

Ghana was in Group C with Morocco, Gabon, and Comoros and couldn’t win any of their three matches. This placed Black Stars at the bottom of the group with a single point.

Black Stars since 2006 has never been eliminated from AFCON at the group stages, therefore this leaves behind a humiliating defeat history.

Some sports lovers on social media have some updates regarding the secret arrival of the Black Stars team players in Ghana at the blind side of Ghanaians.

TV3 Sports journalist, by the name Thierry Nyann tweeted that; “Correct source says Black Stars arrived in Ghana at 3AM this morning. 3AM !!!!!!!! If they won the trophy, they’d have arrived in the afternoon to get fans. They’ve gone to their homes silently.”

Meanwhile, the Youth and Sports Ministry has summoned the leadership of the GFA to an emergency meeting following the poor performance at the AFCON 2022 in Cameroon.

A statement signed by the Sports Minister, Mustapha Ussif said the performance of the team was hugely disappointing and Ghanaians want an urgent response.

It further stated that an emergency meeting has been scheduled for Friday, with the leadership of the Ghana Footbal Association (GFA) summoned to discuss how to get the team back on track.

“The entire country is extremely disappointed by the abysmal performance and early exit of the Black Stars from the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, and the Ministry of Youth and Sports shares in the nation’s sentiment,” a section of the statement said.

“With the government providing the team all the needed logistical and financial support including resources for preparation and participation in the qualifier stage to the tournament and eventually a pre-tournament camping in Qatar, the ministry is particularly disappointed in the team’s performance.

“The Ministry has summoned the Ghana Football Association (GFA) leadership to an emergency meeting scheduled for Friday, 21st January, 2021,” it added.

Continue Reading

General News

NDC’s Ato Forson charged for causing financial loss to the state; granted GHC3 million bail

Published

on

NDC's Ato Forson charged for causing financial loss to the state

NDC’s Ato Forson charged for causing financial loss to the state; granted GHC3 million bail

The trial of Dr. Cassiel Ato Baah Forson, the former deputy finance minister and the current member of parliament for Ajumako-Enyan-Esiam Constituency in the Central Region has begun in Accra High Court.

During the initial sitting, honorable Ato Forson pleaded not guilty to charges including “willfully causing financial loss to the Republic” and the presiding judge granted him GHC3 million self-recognizance bail.

The Ranking Member on the Finance Committee of Parliament is in court with two other people, Sylvester Anemana, a former Chief Director of the Ministry of Health, and Richard Jakpa, a businessman. They also pleaded not guilty to their respective charges.

In court on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, the Attorney General (AG) Godfred Yeboah Dame who was in court together with his two deputies – Alfred Tuah-Yeboah and Diana Asonaba Dapaah and two State Attorneys did not oppose the grant of bail.

Except to urge the court to admit Hon. Ato Forson to a self recognizance bail as he is a public officer while the two others who are businessmen admitted bailing sums that will compel them to stand trial.

The trial was adjourned to February 15, 2022.

They have been charged five counts in total. These include:

  1. wilfully causing financial loss to the Republic of Ghana, contrary to Section 179A (3) (a) of the Criminal Offences Act 1960 (Act 29),
  2. 2. abetment of crime, namely wilfully causing financial loss to the state, contrary to Sections 20 )1) and 179 A (3) (a) of the same Criminal Offences Act 1960,
  3. contravention of the Public Procumbent Act 2003 (Act 663), contrary to Section 92 (2)(b) of the said act, and
  • intentionally misapplying public property, contrary to Section 1 (2) of the Public Property Protection Act 1977 (SMCD 140).

 

Continue Reading

General News

Milovan is the best coach we have now; we can’t just sack him – Kurt Okraku preaches calm

Published

on

Milovan is the best coach

Milovan is the best coach we have now; we can’t just sack him – Kurt Okraku preaches calm

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) boss Mr. Kurt Okraku has said the immediate calls from Ghanaians for the dismissal of coach Milovan Rajevac is premature as Milovan is the best coach the country has for now.

Speaking on Asempa FM for the first time after the humiliating defeat of the national team in the ongoing AFCON tournament, Mr. Kurt cleared that the FA in due course will take the necessary decision for the country in this regard.

“It is important we have cool heads, engage and take the right decisions for Ghana”, he said.

The FA boss also emphasized that the selection of the players for the tournament was the sole responsibility of the coach and that the FA in no way has an influence on the coach’s decision.

“Milovan is the ultimate selector of players for the national team. When he names his squad, he sends it to a committee and justifies his call-ups to them. Nobody selects players for the coach,” the GFA boss emphasized.

“Any Ghana coach that allows people to select players for him doesn’t deserve to coach the Black Stars.”

“Milovan and his assistants selected the players and gave us the best players available at this time. He selected players who are very dedicated and ready to serve our dear nation.”

Mr. Okraku further stressed that he understands the frustration Ghanaians are going through after the unfortunate exit of the national team Black Stars from the AFCON tournament.

Continue Reading

Trending

%d bloggers like this: