By Yien Gattuor Mead
The Unity state government has promised to work with journalists and other media houses for the state citizens to benefit from credible information.
This was revealed during a meeting between the Union of Journalists of South Sudan (UJOSS) and the state acting Minister of Information and Communication Mr. David Gai.
Minister Gai urged the government of Unity state to work together with the journalists and other media houses like the No. 1 Citizen Daily Newspaper for the people of Unity state to benefit from the information.
During the meeting, David told reporters that the government of Unity state is committed to working together with journalists promising that journalists will not be arrested across the seven counties in the state.
“If there is anything that is blocking you from getting the development of information in the state, please contact me day and night, I will respond to you on time,” Gai affirmed.
“There are about five media houses working in the state, three are local radios. These are Farmers FM, Bentiu 99.0 FM, Kondial FM, Miriaya FM and No.1 Citizen Daily Newspaper is always sending to us and is one of the Media outlets that provide credible information and covering almost all the ten states and they continue feeding the people of South Sudan” Gai said.
Meanwhile the acting secretary general of Union of Journalists of South Sudan in Unity state (UJOSS) Chodok Stephen said the meeting with acting Minister of Information and Communication David Gai was important.
He thanked the minister for the wonderful and encouraging words and for assuring that journalists will be free from arrest so that they can do their work peacefully.
Stephen urged the other media outlets to have reporters from Unity state to get information on the ground.
“I appreciate No. 1 Citizen Daily Newspaper for being the first media house supplying newspaper in Unity state, let other media houses do the same,” he said.