Journalists implored to be non political in their reportage


Sunyani, January 06, 2024 

Mr. Paul Apreku Twum Barimah, the Member of Parliament for Dormaa East Constituency has implored Journalists to ensure their programs and publications are non political.

He said Ghana needs the constant support and contribution of the media for nation building, therefore must ensure neutrality in their daily endeavors.

Mr. Twum Barimah, the unopposed Parliamentary Candidate said, when he engaged and interacted with the media fraternity in Sunyani on Friday.

The engagement was graced by the Bono Regional executives and other officials of the New Patriotic Party.

Mr. Twum Barimah said the role of the media in national development can not be over looked, therefore expressed commitment to support equipping the media to deliver effectively in that regard. 

Mr. Kofi Ofosu Boateng, the Bono Regional Secretary for the NPP encouraged journalists and media practitioners to be more interrogative in the discussions.  

He charged the media to ask more questions on topical issues and matters of national relevance, saying, government has a lot of developmental projects and initiatives worth analysing and discussing as the country approach electioneering season. 

The Bono East, Ahafo and Bono Regions Secretary for the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), Mr. Dennis Peprah reiterated the need for Check, recheck and check again to ensure a balanced and factual story as a journalist.

He said the media is there to serve Ghana as partner and collaborator for national development and not a political party, hence, ensure impatiality in your work.

Mr. Peprah cautioned journalists to be extra careful when covering some stories, particularly in the election year, saying your safety must be paramount.

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