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PROJECT GHANAIAN VALUES - President urges media

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The media has been urged to project the values of Ghana that sets it apart from other countries on the African continent.

The media has been urged to project the values of Ghana that sets it apart from other countries on the African continent.

 

According to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo this would afford citizens of the country the opportunity to understand the system the country had chosen and “the possibilities  it gives each one of us to be able to develop, meet and reach our aspirations and by that contribute to this greater Ghana.”

The President said this yesterday during an interaction with the Presidential Press Corps at the presidency.

Commending the press corps for propagating the programmes of the government for the past eleven months, the President said,“I really appreciate that and I think it is important that people should get a proper filter of what I am trying to do and how I am trying to exercise my mandate and you have been very helpful in getting that message across.”

He said the media is described as the fourth realm of the estate for a good reason because it is an indispensable part of governance.

“You are the mirror that society and the nation looks through and sees for itself what is going on. So your work you are doing is very important and you should recognize that you are doing important work for the development of our society,” President Akufo-Addo said.

The President further advised the media not to just see what they were doing as mere formalities but know that its consequences are widespread and they help and shape the society.

“So you have a big responsibility to tell the truth,” he said adding that as media, they might tend to have their own angles on events but he was happy that the basic facts things that would allow people to make up their mind was well delivered.

He again commended the media for bringing to fore the works of the Vice President, Mahamudu Bawumia.

“It is important because his input as all of you can see towards the way this government is functioning and towards the development of our country is enormous. So it is important that he is also given the projection and the space in the public mind about the work and things he is saying and doing,” President Akufo-Addo said.

He continued, “Our joint commitment; the commitment of our party comes from the history of our movement. It has never changed. We have from the beginning insisted that we want Ghana as a free open society where people can differ, where people will be free to join whatever political associations they think is necessary, express what views within the laws they wish and not fear that would therefore get them into trouble with officialdom or with the state.”

President Akufo-Addo noted that the enterprise of individuals is what basically makes or breaks society.

“We want to encourage the Ghanaian people to assemble all their dynamism, their initiative, sense of enterprise and innovation to build this new Ghana which is in our dreams,” the President said.

In attendance were the Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, Chief of Staff Frema Osei Opare and Deputy Chief of Staff Abu Jinapor.