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GJA refers Military High Command’s petition against Onua FM, Onua TV over alleged misconduct to Ethics/Disciplinary C’ttee

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Mr. Kwabena Dwumfuor, GJA President
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By Franklin ASARE-DONKOH

The leadership of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) says it has referred a petition it received from Ghana’s Military High Command against Onua FM and Onua TV over alleged misconduct to its Ethics and Disciplinary Committee to investigate.

This follows a request from the National Media Commission (NMC) to the National Communications Authority (NCA) for the suspension of the authorization of the Accra-based media firm, citing, among other things, alleged harassment of the Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) and other military commanders.

Speaking at an engagement with the CDS, heads of the Army and Air Force, and other officers in Accra, the President of the GJA, Albert Kwabena Dwumfour, urged the media to uphold the ethical principles of journalism.

“The military has petitioned GJA on some issues relating to Onua FM/TV, and we, the GJA, per the constitution of the association, chapters 40, 41 to 42, give us the authority to refer such petitions to our ethics and disciplinary council. So, we have referred the complaints to our ethics and disciplinary council. We will wait for recommendations from the council on the petition. They will investigate; they know how to go about it.

These are experienced, veteran journalists. So, we don’t want to show them what to do. I believe that they will do the right thing, and once we receive the recommendations, the GJA will make our position known to the public as well as the military high command,” the President of the Ghana Journalists Association said.

He commended the military high command for its resolve to reprimand reckless soldiers.

“We also want to commend the military high command, the CDS, for his resolve to reprimand reckless soldiers,” Mr. Dwumfour said.

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