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General News of Sunday, 29 December 2019

Source: Kasapa FM

Don’t take bribe to publish false news during 2020 elections – Journalists warned

The Executive President of the Center of Awareness Global Peace Mission, Prof. Samuel Ato Duncan has warned Ghanaian Journalists not to take bribe from politicians to publish false news that may cause violence before, during and after the 2020 general election.

He emphasized the need for journalists to always cross-check their facts well before publishing their news to prevent fear and panic.

“There has been violence in elections in some countries in the past and journalists can educate the masses to think twice to prevent such occurrence. Some politicians can influence journalists by giving them a bribe to publish false news to create violence in an election and I don’t want such incident to happen in Ghana coming 2020 general elections,” Prof. Samuel Ato Duncan said during the Center of Awareness Global Peace Mission Annual Festival at Abura Owusorkrom in the Abura Asebu Kwamankese District of the Central Region

In an interview with Kasapa FM news Yaw Boagyan at the event, the Vice President for the National House of Chief’s who also doubles as a Paramount Chief of Abeadze State in the Mfanteman Municipality of the Central Region His Royal Majesty Daasebre Kwebu Ewusi also advised Ghanaian Youth not to allows themselves to be used by politicians to cause mayhem.

“Politicians mostly use Youth to cause harm and violence during elections, so I am advising all Ghanaian Youth to stay away from such politicians. Where will the politician be if they arrest you for causing damage and violence during an election? You won’t even see them so I am advising all Ghanaian Youth to stay away from causing election violence before, during and after the general election,” he added.