Advertisement
Advertisement
Ghana News

Stakeholders Celebrate Media Contribution to National Development in Volta and Oti Regions

Advertisement

On World Press Freedom Day, major stakeholders in the Volta and Oti regions of Ghana celebrated the media’s contribution to national development. Public and private sector players, along with civil society organizations, commended the media for their crucial role in society’s sustainability and urged the government to remain committed to protecting media freedom.

At a forum organized by the Volta/Oti Chapter of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), speakers from various organizations and political parties delivered messages of solidarity. The Ho Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Divine Bosson, praised the media for their vital role in society and urged practitioners to carry out their duties without fear, assuring them of the government’s continued commitment to protecting their freedoms.

Advertisement

The Volta/Oti Regional Chairman of the GJA, Mr. Emmanuel Agbaxode, highlighted the increasing media targeting, with a 50% rise in losses to the fraternity, and called on stakeholders to put an end to such attacks. He reminded journalists to observe the codes of ethics of the profession and appealed for support for the media and the GJA to deliver on their mandate.

The Regional Director of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice, Mr. Emmanuel Kpatsi, spoke on the theme for the Day, “Shaping a Future of Rights: Freedom of Expression as Driver for Human Rights towards Ghana’s Development.” He advised the media to prioritize their freedoms and avoid all forms of ills peculiar to the practice to maintain relevance.

While celebrating the media’s contribution to national development, stakeholders urged media practitioners to remain united and maintain integrity in carrying out their mandate. They also appealed for continuous support for the media and the GJA to deliver on their mandate.

For the most part, the celebration of World Press Freedom Day in the Volta and Oti regions highlighted the importance of media freedom and the crucial role of the media in national development. The messages of solidarity from various organizations and political parties demonstrate the recognition of the media’s contribution to society and the need to protect their freedoms. The call for an end to media targeting and the appeal for support for the media and the GJA further emphasize the importance of a free and responsible media in Ghana’s development.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement
Back to top button

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker!