Mr. Roland Affail Monney, the President of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has rendered unqualified apology over his comment that Citi FM journalist Caleb Kudah breached the code of ethics of the association when he filmed the premises of the National Security without permission.
Mr Affail Monney has stated that his initial comments in an interview at Kumasi was based on what he described as “scanty” information received at the time.
At a press conference in Accra on Friday, May 14, 2021, Mr. Monney said “Unsurprisingly, my condemnation of the office invasion and physical brutalisation was muted while my comments on Caleb’s ethical style was tilted and overly highlighted obviously to achieve certain sensational ends,”
“As a student of leadership, I have learned that a leader is not afraid to change course when confronted with fresh information which challenges earlier assumptions.” – He added
He said what is available so far is “sufficient as legal luminaries, distinguished ethicists and social critics slice and dice the issues from all angles”.
Mr. Monney initial comments on the issue attracted huge public backlash especially after the journalist narrated how he was severally beating at the National Security whiles in handcuffs and revealed that at a point he had to deny his ethnicity (Ewe) to help him escape from more beatings.