Sunyani, The Brong-Ahafo branch of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has assured journalists and media practitioners in the Region of its commitment to protecting their welfare in the course of their constitutional duties.
A press statement jointly signed by Dennis Peprah and Larry Paa Kwesi Moses, newly elected Regional Secretary and Chairman respectively, therefore asked the media to abide by the ethical standards.
It commended members of the Association for the high sense of civility they exhibited during and after the elections and applauded the losing candidates for their comportment.
It said the interest of members and non-members of the Association was paramount and expressed the optimism that the non-members would also join.
The statement commended the Electoral Commission for its assistance and said all losing candidates should come on board to champion the course of the Association to accelerate growth and development.
It warned that the GJA would not be in any position to defend journalists and media practitioners who would fail to comply with its Constitution.
“Journalism is basically for development and we expect the media in the Region to avoid any sinister motive in the discharge of their duties,” it added.
Source: Ghana News Agency