By Fai Cassian
Speaking to journalists at the
Bamenda Congress Hall, Ntumfor Nico Halle, CAMASEJ Patron cum CMF National
President applauded journalists for the role the Press has played in the fight
against corruption and embezzlement of public funds, the advancement of
democracy and in controlling election riggers. Ntumfor Nico Halle in his talk
to journalists also outlined that a free Press should also be responsible. He
added that the Press should help in building a nation and not vice-versa. Ntumfor Barrister Nico Halle cautioned that “if
you seek the Kingdom of money, nothing will come” given that “an honest journalist
will always be rich”. Harping on the importance of social communication and
responsibility Ntumfor Nico Halle said that “peace” should be the “watch-word”
of every journalist. To student journalists, he emphasized that they should make
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|Ntumfor Barrister Nico Halle Talking to the Press|
In his conclusion, he reiterated that journalists should not make themselves vulnerable to the political hawk who intend will destroy them with ill-gotten wealth. He said the Press is not just the fourth estate, but the first estate. To this, he re-echoed that the budget for the Press should normally be voted in Parliament so much so that journalists should not be vulnerable to politicians.
Other speakers included Tafin Tchitchi, the Regional Delegate of Communication for the North West Region and North West CAMASEJ Chapter President, Comfort Mussa. It should be recalled that even though journalism is quite a risky profession, students of some school journalism clubs in Bamenda as well as student journalists of the National Polytechique in Bamenda were also present to demonstrate their love to contribute in the sector.