BY ALEX AKOL
PALLISA: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 02, 2021
Majidu Dhikusoka, the deputy resident district commissioner has applauded the media for its role in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic through information dissemination and awareness creation.
“Our media houses and their grass-root reporters need an applause from the public for their courageous devotion in thy fight against Covid-19,” he said.
Dhikusoka made the remarks during the district task-force meeting on Tuesday.
He observed that throughout the pandemic, the media has stood with the government by giving positive messages and encouraging the community to get vaccinated.
The deputy RDC urged medical officers in Pallisa district to partner with the media and give them information for the good of the community.
“I am aware you do a good service and have never gone on strike because of low pay. Actually nobody knows how your media houses facilitate you but you still remain patriotic unlike others who put government on pressure to strike because of low pay,” he told journalists who attended the task-force meeting.
He apologized on behalf of the security forces for the incidences of harassment meted on journalists as they covered stories especially during the enforcement of the lock-down.
“Whoever has got harassed by either security operatives or community take my apology. I am aware of one of you whose motorcycle’s number plate was removed because of taking photos as the youth turned violent on the district burial team led by Dr Charles Okolimong, the assistant district heath officer in Kamuge sub-county,” Dhikusoka said.