‘Be Professional In Your Reportage’ – Nana Addo Tells Media
President Akufo-Addo has urged the media to be circumspect in their reportage on the Military and desist from attributing political motives to matters that are purely professional.
The President made this known on Friday, 22nd February 2019, at an event at Burma Camp, headquarters of the Ghana Armed Forces whiles presenting 140 vehicles, comprising 50 Ankai buses, 40 Toyota Landcruiser Hardbody Vehicles and 50 Toyota Hilux Pickups, to the Ghana Armed Forces, in fulfillment of an October 2018 pledge he made to the military
”I call on the media to be circumspect in their reportage on the military and desist from attributing political motives to matters that are purely professional” – he said.
Also, he called on the Ghana Armed Forces to insulate itself from party partisan politics adding that it’s in the interest of the Nation that the Armed forces retain the neutrality and professionalism guaranteed under the constitution.
President Akufo-Addo advised soldiers to focus on their mandate and desist from engaging in partisan politics.
”The armed forces should not tie its well being or otherwise to the fortunes of the ruling party of the day. Officers, men and women must ensure that the Ghana armed forces is left to focus on its core mandate” – he added.
President Akufo-Addo also commissioned the newly constructed Command Officers’ Mess, a project started by the previous administration, and completed and fully furnished under the current leadership of the Ministry and Military High Command.
As Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces, the President told the officers, men and women of the Armed Forces that “our vision of ensuring equitable distribution of development, progress and prosperity to all parts of the country can only be made possible in an atmosphere of peace and security. We are determined to continue in this vein, and meet the needs of the Armed Forces.”