The Central Regional chapter of the Ghana Journalists Association, GJA has called on the inspector general of police, Dr George Akuffo Dampare to as matter of urgency review it’s new directive of centralizing the public relations.

The directive t said would create a situation where Journalists would struggle to access information from the police on critical and urgent issues.

According to the GJA, the directive would further keep the media and the general public in the dark regarding crime and other happenings in the Region.

In a press statement by signed by the Central Regional secretary of GJA , Kingsley Nana Boadu, the GJA said the revocation of the decentralized public relations should be reviewed as it would not only serve the interest of the police but will continue to foster a stronger relationship between the police, the public and the media.

The association reiterated the move by the IGP to centralize all communication in Accra as, “an attempt to prevent the media from confirming or seeking information and that, such move creates room for speculation and misinformation”

The GJA call followed an alleged murder of a trainee nurse in her early 20s by suspected chief and a pastor at Mankessim in the Central Region where the media could not be furnished with details from the Central Regional police command after several attempts thereby relying on eye witnesses and speculations.

Read the full statement below

Source: Obaapa Florence Nyamekye Ceaser

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