The Inspector General of Police (IGP) John Martins Okoth Ochola has hosted News Editors and Managers of various media houses at Uganda Police Headquarters, Naguru.
In his opening remarks, the IGP thanked the media for the contribution they have made to the development of the country, and he acknowledged the importance of the fourth estate, whoever he warned that it can be good or bad.
“It’s good that today we are meeting and we need to sort this out. By the time we leave here, we should have rules of the game and engagement.” he said
He noted that IGP’s office is open and that the media players should not wait for situations to occur and begin to lament and accuse the Force.
“Our doors are always open,” he told the editors adding, “as we handle matters of the state, we don’t need one side blackmailing. We need to engage ourselves. Embrace positive reporting, follow the ethics of Journalism, respect your integrity, profession and personal record so that you succeed in life.”
He also promised to work and respond to the issues raised by the Editors and Managers to have Police Officers respect journalist.
The meeting was convened to address complains of bad working relationship between the media and the police in line with their duty.
This story has been published on behalf of the Uganda Police Force.