Ensure better conditions of service for journalists - New GJA tasked

| Updated Nov 17, 2017 at 8:59pm


Minister of Information, Mustapha Hamid


Government has given its strongest commitment to pass the Right to Information and Broadcasting Bill before the end of next year.

Ghana has been given the hosting rights for the celebration of Press Freedom Day around the world which falls on May 3, each year.

The Minister of Information, Mustapha Hamid, who said this, said the Ministry will do everything possible to ensure the Bills are passed into law before the event.

He announced this at the inauguration of the newly elected executives of the GJA.

Mr Hamid also expressed worry about the low salaries of journalists and asked the new executives to deal with media houses who exploit their employees.

Chairman of the National Media Commission, Kwesi Gyan Apenteng, has called on the GJA to forge ahead in unity after an acrimonious election.

He said it is important that the GJA Leadership makes the organisation visible in the lives of its members and not only be seen during elections.