The newly elected executive of the Gambia Press Union, led by the president, Mr Bai Emil Touray, today – April 22, 2015, paid a courtesy visit to the Minister for Information and Communication Infrastructure, Hon Sheriff Bojang.
Hon Bojang welcomed the GPU executive and congratulated them on their election. He assured that the government is both ready and willing to engage the media in talks with a view to smoothening relations.
Mr Bai Emil Touray, on the other hand, thanked the minister for his swift response in accepting to meet the GPU executive. He raised with him issues concerning improvement of the working environment for media practitioners.
The meeting was held in a friendly atmosphere, touching on a wide range of issues. Common grounds have been reached and the differences were appreciated. It was recognised that there has traditionally been misunderstanding between the government and the media, resulting largely from lack of dialogue. In this regard, both said they stand ready to engage in constructive talks.