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Regional News of Sunday, 12 June 2011

Source: GNA

Do more for national development 96 Minister tells media

Takoradi, June 12, - Mr. Baba Jamal, a Deputy Minister of Information, has encouraged journalists and other media practitioners to act as catalysts for development rather than creating chaos and unnecessary tension in the country.

"You should remember that aside your profession, you are a citizen of the country and so must endeavour to contribute your quota through positive and objective reportage towards the development of the country," he advised.

Mr. Jamal said this at a meeting with media practitioners in the Western Region to solicit their support in moving the country forward towards realising the Better Ghana Agenda.

He urged media practitioners to criticize constructively and also provide government with ideas and proposals that could be used in harnessing the country's development.

Mr. Jamal noted that the new paradigm shift in the country's democratic growth could not be achieved without the support of the media, adding that, the Ministry was willing to partner every one who had the development of the nation at heart.

He said that the NDC Government was committed to providing a trusted leadership, stressing, 93we want to remove all suspicion and mistrust."

Mr. Jamal noted that the ministry was also creating a database on the 10 regions of Ghana for easy access of information on the various regions as part of the Branding Ghana initiative.

The Ministry, he said, had therefore tasked all regional offices of the Information Services Department to collect data on the various districts across the country.

"The Ministry is currently collecting slogans from all the regions," he said, and noted that starting next year, the DVLA will emboss these slogans on new car registration to serve as some form of identity.