Defence Minister tasks military to iron out differences with media

SoldiersMr Mark Owen Woyongo, Minister of Defence, on Tuesday advised the military to consider journalists as their partners in the national development effort and not adversaries.

The Minister gave the the advice at his maiden visit to the 48 Field Engineers Regiment and the commissioning of the newly constructed Regimental Headquarters building in Accra.

“Your relationship with journalists and civilians should be strengthened since it is part of the military’s service to the nation,” Mr Woyongo stated ostensibly in reaction to recent allegations of some military personnel manhandling  media personnel during this year’s Independence Day Celebration in March.

The Defence Minister called for the building of cordial relations between the security forces and journalists.

Source: GNA

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