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Regional News of Wednesday, 2 July 2003

Source: GNA

NDC Chairman appeals to the Media for support

Sunyani July 2, GNA- Alhaji Collins Dauda, Brong Ahafo Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Tuesday, appealed to the media to assist the party to come back to power.

He asked the media to contact the executives for any information that could promote the party's work and promised that party executives would make themselves available at all times.

The Regional Chairman was interacting with media practitioners at a meeting in Sunyani organized by the regional executives to outline measures taken by the party to collaborate with the media.

He urged media practitioners to be fair in their reportage and must be guided by the ethics of the profession, stressing that the country's young democracy could not grow without the assistance of the media.

"The media provide information on government policies and their implementation to enable the public to make rightful decisions", he said.

Alhaji Dauda reiterated that the party was not asking the media "to report in its favour but to cross-check information before presenting it to the public".

Mr Anane Adjei, Regional Head of Information Bureau of the party, advised the media to portray a positive image of the region and desist from reporting only the "negative aspects".

Mr Leonard Amengor, Regional Chairman of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) on behalf of members thanked the executives for the meeting but said the regularity of such interaction would show the commitment of the party "to work with the media".

He appealed to the executives to present factual information to the media for the sake of democracy and entreated media practitioners not to make politics with the profession and rather be objective to maintain its credibility.