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Regional News of Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Source: GNA

Evangelist against politisation of national issues

Dr Lawrence Tetteh, International Evangelist and Founder and President of the Worldwide Miracle Outreach, has called on the citizenry not to politicise issues of national interest.

“At this time of the nation, what we need is a massive united front. Good things should be commended; bad things should be condemned, whether it is NDC, CPP or NPP. It is about Ghana we need to promote,” he stressed.

He said at the current stage of the nation, what is paramount is development, hence the need for a united front.

Dr Tetteh made the call at the launch of the Ghanaian Radio and TV Magazine in Accra.

“I think we are politicising everything, Christian leaders are politicising, and religious leaders are politicising. Leaders who are supposed to know better in building the nation are also politising issues. Posterity would judge us if we refuse to do the right thing in the name of politics.”

He said the bad image created about the country on the internet must be corrected, through a united front.

“If you read about Ghana on the internet it is as if the nation is at war but Ghana is not at war.”

He asked the publishers of the magazine to use it to showcase the good things about Ghana and Africa at large.

He charged them to use the magazine for development and not to abuse or distort information in the name of politics.

Nana Sifa Twum, Consulting Editor of the magazine, said the publishers have identified gaps of information for presenters, producers and media owners.

He said the magazine would be an institutional authority that would carry certain articles that would guide people working in the electronic media to do the right thing.

Mr Twum said the magazine would be research based and serve as an academic material for journalism students across the country and Africa at large.

He said the magazine would be looking at the work of the various Ghanaian stations across the global to see whether they are working towards the cultural, political and the educational values of the country.

Dr Roland Affail Monney the President of Ghana Journalist Association, said the magazine was born at the right time to help rectify the mistakes in the media and to re-enforce what journalists are doing right.

He added that it has also reignited the debate of “who watches the watchman”, adding that it would hold journalists to account for their deeds.

The magazine, according to Dr Monney would also put journalists on their toes and serve as a professional compass to their readers, views and listeners.

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