GJA visits Asantehene
A Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) delegation, led by its national president, Mr Affail Monney, has paid a courtesy call on the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at the Manhyia Place in Kumasi.
The delegation was at Manhyia to thank the Asantehene for gracing this year’s GJA awards in Accra.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II commended the Ghanaian media for its relentless efforts in exposing the wrongs in society which has kept the nation’s leaders on their toes.
The Asantehene used the occasion to make it emphatically clear that he is not aligned to any political party in the country and that when it becomes necessary to criticize any of them he does not hesitate to do so.
From Manhyia, the delegation proceeded to the Ashanti Regional Police Headquarters to meet with the Regional Police Commander, DCOP Nathan Kofi Boakye.
The delegation was there to follow up on actions taken by the police regarding the alleged assault on one of its members, Daniel Kenu of the Daily Graphic, by Baffour Gyan, a brother of Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan and a group of thugs last Friday.
DCOP Boakye assured the media that he would not tolerate any interference from any quarter in investigating the matter and that the matter has now been forwarded to the Attorney General’s office.
The interaction ended with the assault victim, Mr Kenu, paying a glowing tribute to DCOP Boakye for his rapid response in handling the mater when it was brought to his attention.