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In Sierra Leone, Information Minister Blast SLBC Management for ďBad JournalismĒ
By Bampia Bundu
Jul 23, 2010, 18:48
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The Minister of Information and Communication Alhaji Ibrahim Ben Kargbo yesterday July 22nd 2010 expressed consternation and dismay over a news broadcast from the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) a few days ago. He was speaking during the Ministry of Information and Communication weekly Press briefing held at the Ministerial Building, 8th Floor, Youyi Building in Freetown.


Alhaji Ibrahim Ben Kargbo revealed that the SLBC failed to accurately report the details of Tuesdayís Parliamentary sitting when the Well of Parliament ratified an agreement for the laying of fiber-optic cables into Sierra Leone. Kargbo said SLBC did not focus on the good aspects of the Agreement he had signed but instead paid attention to ďthe less importantĒ issues raised by the Opposition SLPP Parliamentarians. IB Kargbo further stated that it is unprofessional for SLBC to involve in such a reporting which he slammed as bad journalism.

 

ďWe cannot spend such a huge sum of money to standardize SLBC and they go ahead to report in such an unprofessional way,Ē he said as he disclosed that Government has already ordered for US$2.2Million worth of equipment that was now on the way for SLBC to benefit from but that yet still, they are still reporting unprofessionally. He thus advised that the staff at SLBC need more training to handle stories properly.


ďI will take this up with the Chairman of the Board Septimus Kai Kai for him to caution his workers,Ē Alhaji IB Kargbo promised.


Kargbo also revealed that Government, in collaboration with NATCOM and all GSM operating companies, has reached a decision to ban all private phone numbers in the country with effect from 1st August 2010. He stated also that they are closing private numbers in order to avoid people using private numbers to embarrass people or cause problems in the country. He revealed that the only people who are going to be allowed to use private lines are the President Ernest Bai Koroma, Vice President Chief Samuel Sam Sumana, the Speaker of Parliament Hon. Abel Stronge, the Hon. Chief Justice Umu Hawa Tejan-Jalloh, the Chairman NATCOM and himself as the Minister of Information and Communication. He therefore called on all those with private lines to cease using them immediately as they will not spare anyone caught using a private line in the country.

 

The Minister also spoke on the widespread sales and viewing of pornographic videos in the country, describing such as an unacceptable attitude and vowed to do all they can to stop such occurrence.


ďWe are going to hold a meeting with NATCOM and GSM operations companies to ensure that they stop all pornographic videos transfersĒ he said, disclosing that if he was still looking for a wife, ďhe will never marry a woman plastered in the front page of a news paper as being involved in a pornographic movieĒ.


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