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General News of Monday, 24 March 2008

Source: GNA

Mankessim launches newspaper

Mankessim, March 24, GNA - Central Express, a weekly newspaper produced by FED Kastle Media consult, a Saltpond based non-governmental organization, has been launched at Mankessim. Mr. Kojo Anaisie Yarquah, a former Presiding Member of Cape Coast Municipal now Metropolitan Assembly who launched the paper on behalf of Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama, called on media practitioners to help to sustain the peace the nation was enjoying before, during and after the general elections in December.

He urged the media to be circumspect about what they telecast, published or broadcast since they wielded a lot of power. "This enjoins you to ensure, at all times, that the information you give to the general public is what can promote peace and unity." Mr. Yarquah commended Mr. Francis Ejaaku Donkoh, Executive Director of the NGO, for coming out with the paper and advised the editorial board to feed the people with more stories from the Mfantseman Municipality and the Central Region. Mr. Yarquah bought the first copy of the paper at GHc5, 000 on behalf of the Vice President.

Mr. Kofi Ankomah Hagan, Executive Director of Ankogan Phones, bought the second copy for GHc500. Mr. Kingsley Owusu, a businessman, bought the third copy for GHc500 while Mr. Aquinas Tawiah Quansah, NDC Parliamentary candidate for Mfantseman West, bought the fourth copy for GHc500. Mr. Donkoh, who is the Assembly Member for Nkubem Electoral area of Saltpond in the Mfantseman Municipal Assembly, expressed gratitude to the chiefs and the people of the Municipality for their encouragement and support and assured them that he would do his best to sustain the paper. Daasebre Kwebu Ewusie VIII, Omahene of Abeadze Traditional Area who chaired the function, appealed to people of the region to patronize the paper to ensure its sustainability.