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Regional News of Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Source: GNA

Media urged to report fairly in elections

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The media has been applauded for the meaningful role they are playing in fostering democracy and national development.

Apostle Dr Curtis Amarteyfio, the General Overseer of the Glory House Chapel, said media practitioners must maintain the “glory” exhibited in the past and desist from presenting negative image of the country during the 2016 general election.

He said this in an interview with newsmen at the Glory House Chapel at Adenta in Accra after the ordination of Reverend Bernard Mensah Bonsu, 52, Founder of the New Olive Branch Ministries in Brussels, Belgium.

Apostle Amarteyfio urged media practitioners to use the pluralism in the industry to explain to the outside world the good image of the country.

He said if a media house repeatedly carried stories that were skewed and unbalanced it clearly showed that it had an unethical agenda.

The Apostle, therefore, asked the various political parties in the country to ensure that their functionaries refrained from abusing the dignity of politicians.

He the country needed a peaceful atmosphere, a pre-requisite for the growth of multi-party democracy.

Apostle Dr Amarteyfio called on Ghanaians to see themselves as one people and not to allow politics to divide them, saying; “Christians need to cut down on materialistic things and focus on the teachings of Christianity”.

He asked self-seeking politicians to stop the unpatriotic actions that could destabilise the nation and exhibit kindness through support for the needy.