PALPA — Minister for Industry Som Prasad Pandey has clarified that the government was committed to implement the Working Journalist Act (WJA).
Speaking in the Western Development Regional level seminar organized by the Minimum Wages Fixation Committee (MWFC), Minister Pandey argued that the journalists may use different ways or to leave the profession to survive when they could not get required salary from the profession.
He urged the journalist to write on the developmental issues to expedite them for the journalists contributed a lot to establish the democracy.
On the occasion, MWFC chair Poshan KC urged the government to distribute the public welfare advertisements to the media proportionally.
Similarly, other journalists also urged the government to implement the WJA strictly.
Far-West Province has high potential: Minister Bhatta
BAITADI— Minister for Industry, Tourism, Forests and Environment of Far-West Province Maya Bhatta has said that Far-West Province has high potentials for development.
At an orientation programme for journalists in Baitadi on Saturday, Bhatta said that the Far-West Province has high chance for religious tourism.
On the occasion, Province Minister Bhatta feted Far-West Provincial Chairman of National Association of Tourism Journalists (NATOJ) Amar Raj Bhattarai and newly-elected Chairman of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Baitadi chapter Mahesh Prasad Awasthi.Follow @gorkhapost