Minister Nagbe observed some people who are presenting themselves as journalists and raining invectives at the government are known political actors with some occupying leadership positions in their political institutions.
“Don’t hide behind the microphone to spread hate messages and then demand privileges reserved for the media to freely function in our democracy”, the Information Minister cautioned the politician-turned-journalists.”
Addressing the MICAT’s bi-weekly press briefing on Tuesday April 19, 2016, Minister Nagbe reminded the disguised politicians that the country’s democracy also provides platform for political exchanges and stressed that government will challenge those who see the media as opposition hideout.
The Minister’s statement was in response to recent barrage of bad press against the administration of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Monrovia with some print media publishing photos from the deadly Ebola period to insinuate that the national referral hospital is at the brink of collapse.
He said the bad press against the JFK is unfair to the doctors and nurses considering the progress made in the wake of numerous challenges facing the entire governance system.