Bawumia: Focus Media Discussions On Issues Not Personalities
4/26/2012 12:33:21 PM -
The Vice Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has admonished the media to focus its discussions on issues that will develop the country rather than those that attack and denigrate personalities.
According to Dr. Bawumia, the repeal of the Criminal Libel Law under the Kufuor administration and the freedom the media is enjoying now should not be taken for granted, and must be used as a means of building national consensus.
Dr. Bawumia was interacting with the media where he indicated that focusing on issues that unite the country would help propel its relevant sectors, especially as we approach this year's elections.
He said: 'As free as our media is, there are positive aspects to it as well as negative aspects, but I do acknowledge that the positive aspects outweigh the negative aspects. We see of some press houses or newspapers just trying to tear people down.'
'I will hope that as we proceed in this year's election, we will focus discussions on issues and away from personalities. I think it's important for this country, we owe it to this country to really focus on issues,' the running mate of Nana Akufo-Addo said.
Dr. Bawumia, who was a former deputy governor of the Bank of Ghana, will on Wednesday, May 2, deliver the 2012 Ferdinand O. Ayim Memorial Lectures on the topic 'The State of the Economy'.
The lecture will take place at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Independence Avenue, Accra, at 6pm.