The Office of the Honourable Minister for Fisheries & Aquaculture Development and Member of Parliament for the Awutu Senya East Constituency, Mavis Hawa Koomson has expressed deep concern regarding the recent decision by the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) to blacklist any activities involving the Honourable Minister due to an alleged attack on a journalist during the NPP’s parliamentary aspirants’ vetting in Cape Coast.
This was contained in a press statement by Kabore Awudu Moro, Press Secretary to the minister, indicating that “while unequivocally condemning the reported incident, the minister vehemently denies all accusations leveled against her and her associates.
Acknowledging the vital role of the media in our democracy, the Minister is committed to fostering an environment that safeguards journalists in their duty.”
Further, the minister urges the GJA leadership to reconsider the blacklisting decision, emphasizing the absence of evidence implicating her in the incident.
The Minister calls for trust in the Ghana Police Service’s ongoing investigation to apprehend the alleged attacker.
In the spirit of collaboration, the Office of the Honourable Minister will initiate a dialogue with the GJA leadership in the coming days to address any misunderstandings and chart a way forward, fostering a constructive relationship between the Ministry and the media.