The Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) has expressed disappointment over the dismissal of the Ashanti Regional editor of the Daily Graphic newspaper, Daniel Kenu.
The General Secretary of the GJA, David Agbenu described Daniel Kenu’s dismissal as “unfair, unjustifiable.”
Speaking on Eyewitness News, Mr Agbenu said it was an unfortunate decision, adding that “it is hard to believe that this has happened because it was least expected that this case would end this way; we had supported him to get justice but not the reverse.”
The formal Ashanti Regional Editor dragged Baffour Gyan to court for allegedly leading a group of men to assault him.
He subsequently surprised his employers by withdrawing the case from court without prior notice.
The management of Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) who dismissed Daniel Kenu on Wednesday accused him of being “disloyal” to the company by withdrawing the case unilaterally from court despite.
But the GJA’s General Secretary argued that even though the GJA was not happy with Mr Kenu’s decision to withdraw the case, Graphic’s action is “harsh.”
“We all were not happy about the step taken by Kenu to withdraw the case from the court, and we had our peace, we spoke our mind and told him it was wrong, but he apologized to everybody so why are we hanging on that and what are we looking for?” he asked.
The Graphic Communications Group set up a committee to look into Daniel Kenu’s actions and prescribed the dismissal.
But some staff of the company are planning a solidarity strike for their colleague.
They claim that the committee did not prescribe dismissal for Kenu but rather, a suspension and a public apology.