Torit Officials Blamed For Inaccessibility and Lack of Media Coverage
Sept 10, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —- speaking to our editorial team during a phone interview on Monday, Joseph James Lemor, the Director General, said his ministry’s priority is how to dissemination Imatong state Government’s agenda.
The First director general in the ministry of information, culture, youth and sports in Imatong state, Joseph James Lemor, however, blamed the state institutions for not availing and implementing government policies, activities and programs citing examples in the ministry of health and ministry of physical infrastructure’s directorate of water and sanitation (WASH).
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He said this institutions are not using media as part of awareness on diseases or preventions.
Implementation is the only thing facing the two institutions saying that they and other institutions in Imatong state are the one making the state owned radio 97.5 fm, the voice of eastern equatoria, to be like MP3 as some do say.
Prior the of Imatong state Governor; during his meeting with senior civil servants in the ministry of information, culture, youth and sports meeting directed the ministry of information to disseminate government policies, program activities for the public consumptions.
Journalists in Imatong state faced challenges when accessing information from officials in the state which make some of them reluctant due to the embarrassment, harassment and censorship.
Earlier the first director general called on state owned journalist to love their work but journalists said they love their work except that the officials are refusing to disclosed any information to the public.
Due to censorship and lack of corporation from the state government officials many sensitive issues go uncovered as doing so may risk the lives of journalists and their loved ones.
For the last two years, more than 10 journalists have been arbitrarily killed by government security death squad. No accountability or justice has been served on these cases.