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Information Minister tours Northern Region

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Minister of Information Kojo Opong Nkrumah has paid a working visit to Tamale the northern regional capital. 

The purpose of this tour was to acquaint himself with the current state of agencies such as state broadcaster Ghana Broadcasting Corporations (GBC), the Information Service Department as well as engage the media on pertinent issues bothering them in their line of duty.  

The minister in an interaction with the media in the Tamale debunked allegations about the growing culture of silence, which he professed as untrue citing over 500 stations, 100 TV stations and millions of social media accounts as the basis for dismissing the allegations.  

He also reminded media practitioners that, the kind of reportage they put out about the country will be taken globally and will stain the country. 

According to him, under the former president John Agyakum Kufuor administration, the criminal liable law was repelled.

According to him, the Akufo Addo administration added two layers to the repel of the criminal liable law by passing the Right To Information (RTI) bill into law and went further to set up office mechanisms on the safety of journalists who feel intimidated and threaten in their line of duty.

He admonished journalists to support the country and regions with their practice in a progressive way to attract investors to develop it. 

It is important government widen freedoms of expression and freedom of media as granted by the constitution Mr. Kojo Opong Nkrumah stated. 

The Information Minister informed the media that, the government has withdrawn itself from the current morbid rapport between the Methodist church and the Muslim community in the country following the decision by Wesley Girls School to refuse Muslims from fasting. 

The minister said the views expressed by whoever from the Methodist church or Christian faith is entirely theirs and do not represent the government’s position. 

Mr. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah responding to questions from the media in the Northern Region stated that government believes the Ghana Education Service (GES) and school authorities can resolve the issue by ensuring that there is accommodate each other interest, while not compromising on standards, values and discipline in the schools. 

Source: A1Radidoonline .com|101.1MHz| Ghana

 

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