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Regional News of Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Source: Kwadwo Poku, Space FM,Sunyani

Government enlists support of media for Better Ghana Agenda

A Deputy Minister of Information, Mr Baba Jamal, is seeking the support of the media
to promote the Better Ghana development agenda.
He says the media is very instrumental in the development agenda of the country and
should always play that role with perfection.
Mr Jamal was addressing journalists in Sunyani on Monday as part of his nationwide
tour aimed at enlisting the support of the fourth estate of the realm for effective
democratic development.

His tour has so far taken him to the Upper West, Upper East and Northern Regions.
He said government is ready to ensure developmental journalism instead of the often
concentration on political issues.
Mr Jamal said the Government has considered some media houses perceived as
anti-government in its activities and has even included most of them in the
President's foreign travels.
This,he said,is indication of government's readiness to deepen free press.
He therefore appealed to media houses which have been marginalised for one reason or
the other, to open up in the interest of national development.
Babal Jamal urged the Brong-Ahafo regional correspondent of The Chronicle, Michael
Boateng and the News Editor of Space FM, Francis Owusu-Ansah,who have suffered
unimaginable discrimination since the NDC came to power, to drop all their ill
feelings and work closely with the regional coordinating council to enhance the
image of the region.