Information Minister meets GPU executive

The newly elected executive of the Gambia Press Union, led by theElected GPU
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.
GPU Press Release