The president of the National Communication Council Joe Chebongkeng, has indicated that being a former worker of the State Broadcaster, CRTV, does not give him any reason to accord journalists of the media organ preferential treatment when it comes to regulation of the press.
He granted a visit to the National Station on Thursday 22 July, during which he joined his voice to that of the Director General, Charles Ndongo, to caution the workers to abide by the rules “what I recall from this meeting is the message that the Director passed to his collaborators. He said ‘don’t think that as Chebongkeng is at the head of the NCC you will do whatever you want’” the NCC president stated in the Director’s words.
Adding to what Charles Ndongo said, Joe Chebonkeng disclosed “I think now, instead of practicing the profession, I need to open my eyes to what is being said and what is being written.
“I am at the head of a regulatory organ and that is what will make my former colleagues regard me from a different perspective because now I can hit them hard as well as pamper them. If they do what is not supposed to be done, we have to say no sir, no madam it is not rightly done”.
Joe Chebongkeng stressed the fact that he is no longer of the CRTV, and that workers from there will receive the same treatment as those of the private sector.