Attacks On Media Practitioners Must Come To An End- NCCE

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) Chairperson, Josephine Nkrumah has called for an end to attacks on media practitioners in the country by operatives of the National Security.

Attacks On Media Practitioners Must Come To An End- NCCE

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) Chairperson, Josephine Nkrumah has called for an end to attacks on media practitioners in the country by operatives of the National Security.

According to her, the situation is destroying the security agency’s reputation and has giving the rise to a lack of trust adding that outpouring in an assault against the media is worrying particularly when such actions infringe on the rights and freedoms of expression.

Speaking to the media at a training workshop organised by the NCCE in Tamale on the topic "Countering Violent Extremism in Ghana", she said it is important for the state to bridge the gap between national security and the media.

Ms Nkrumah said the media is the institution that drives the national conversation, influences mindsets and steers the affairs of the direction of the country.


She noted that Ghana cannot achieve these goals if the two institutions working on divergent fronts as such act will not engender confidence in the national security and its allied security agencies.

“If we are going to be resilient in fighting and mitigating violent extremism our institutions must be working together to bridge that gap and begin to see security agencies as friends,” she said.

Ms Nkrumah said the NCCE, in the coming weeks, will be organizing some programs for the media in collaboration with the Ministry of National Security and the security agencies to build a good working relationship.

“For Ghana to build a strong national security there must be first, a high level of confidence of the citizenry in the national security apparatus,” Ms Nkrumah said.