The Director of the Public Affairs Directorate of the Ghana Armed Forces, Col M’bawine Atintande has apologised to the media for the assault of two journalists by some military personnel during the Independence Day celebrations on March 6, this year.
While conceding that the incident was unfortunate, Col Atintande said it was important for the journalists who suffered the assault to put it behind them and cooperate with the military to chart a way forward to prevent future occurrence.
Col Atintande rendered the apology when he interacted with members of the Editorial Conference of the Daily Graphic on Accra Sunday.
He was accompanied by a three-member team from the military. Also in attendance was Nii Martey Botchway, the photographer of the Daily Graphic whose genitals were said to have been subjected to electric shock.
Another photographer of the Ghanaian Times newpaper Vincent Dzatse also received slaps by the military personnel for attempting to take photos of President John Mahama at the parade.