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The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) says it is disappointed by the absence of progress made in bringing people who slew analytical columnist, Ahmed Hussein Saule, to book two years after the episode.
Mrs. Linda Asante-Agyei, Vice President of the GJA, who offered the expression, said the episode stayed a swell on Ghana’s picture as a signal of majority rule government and a hero of press opportunity on the landmass.
Talking at a function to check the current year’s World Press Freedom Day in Accra on Tuesday, the GJA Vice President, approached the security contraption to speed up examinations concerning the homicide to deal with the culprits and offer reprieve to the group of the columnist.
The World Press Freedom Day is set apart on May 3 every year by the United Nations UNESCO and different global gatherings, to bring issues to light of the significance of opportunity of the press and to help governments to remember their obligation to regard and maintain the privilege of opportunity of articulation revered under Article 19 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Mrs. Asante-Agyei said World Press Freedom Day should fill in as a steady suggestion to governments and the represented, just as common society associations of the need to regard their obligation to squeeze opportunity and shield it as an essential instrument for the progression of opportunity and equity and advancement.
“The day ought to be utilized to praise each one of the individuals who have made commitments to the advancement of press opportunity and to recollect the individuals who have endured wounds or lost their life in their line of obligation as media experts or with regards to squeeze opportunity.
“It is hence that we on this day recollect again Ahmed Hussein Suale, who was shot and killed without hesitating on January 16, 2019. The culprits of this terrible wrongdoing have still not be discovered,” she added.
She said there was a dire requirement for the killers to be dealt with to guarantee writers and media professionals of their security.
The current year’s occasion was celebrated under the topic: “30 Years after the Windhoek Declaration: Information as a Public Good.”
Mr Ahmed Hussein Suale was killed by obscure aggressors in January 16, 2019.
Ghana kept up its 30th position worldwide on the 2021 World Press Freedom Index. In spite of this, it stays the least accomplished by the country.
The nation is, nonetheless, positioned second in Africa after Namibia.
As indicated by Reporters without Borders, this was generally because of frailty, and nonstop danger on the existences of media specialists in their line of obligation.
Mr. Yaw Boadu Ayeboafoh, Chairman of the National Media Commission said the Commission, along with UNESCO and the Ministry of Information was building up an office that would see to the wellbeing of columnists.
He asked writers to despise all types of bogus distributions: “Any individual who considers himself to be adding to the public great would consistently ensure that they don’t sell misrepresentation, that they don’t devise, that they don’t lie in light of the fact that a columnist is prohibited to lie since, in such a case that you lie about your neighbor it can murder him and that is the motivation behind why individuals say that the pen is mightier than the turf.”