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22.10.2008 General News

GJA Advises Journalists

By ISD (Richie Osei)

The Vice President of the Ghana Journalist Association (GJA), Mr Affail Monney says journalist in the country have a role to play in ensuring that the election is peaceful and devoid of violence.

He observed that media practitioners should guard against falsehood, rather demonstrate facts in their reportage to promote the image of their profession.

He was speaking at a news conference in Accra, last Monday when Ghana Must Win Foundation (GMWF), a non-governmental organisation briefed newsmen on their project.

GMWF is a youth group which seeks to use a more strategic means to educate the public against indiscipline, intolerance, and unity.

However, since the election is approaching, the foundation has decided to use the period to promote peace and a culture of non violence to ensure free, fair and transparent election.

Mr Monney said for the election to be peaceful there is the need for Ghanaians to adopt a culture of tolerance. He urged the youth not to be used by politicians to cause mayhem.

Mr Monney called on the security agencies to be vigilant in order to prevent any unforeseen situation before the polls.

The Executive Director of GMWF Mr Kofi Badioo said the nation can be transformed if we change our attitude towards politics, the environment and on issues that integrate us.

He said tolerance, togetherness and unity are indispensable to the development of the country.

Mr Badioo noted that the vision of the foundation is to fight filth in the environment, indiscipline on the roads and also to promote the National Orientation Programme by government.

He said they will tour the entire district in the country to educate the people on basic issues on health, the constitution and leadership.