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There was no schedule for Journalist during the days of Rawlings- Teye Kitcher

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Veteran Journalist, Titus Teye Kitcher has said that there was no schedule for reporters as to where the President was going during the days Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings.

Recounting how he worked with the former statesman, Mr Kitcher said” As Press Corps at the time we didn’t have a schedule so sometimes my mother will only get to know where I am on radio”.

Speaking on his relationship with the Ex-President, Mr Kitcher said it a brother relationship where Rawlings saw him as a younger brother and he, an elder brother.

He also said Rawlings said the media as part of government and would not interfere in the work of journalist and respected their professionalism.

On how he received the news of his passing, the veteran said “I was at home when my in-law called and saw have I heard about what had happen to my friend and ask who. He said Rawlings. I couldn’t believe it so I called a few people to confirm it. I was shocked hearing that.”

He said one lesson the media can learn from Papa J is to read wide.

He said Papa J will not talk about an issue if he has not read about it.

Source: Ghana Waves

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