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04.04.2009 General News

Information Minister Cautioned Media Against Ethnicity

By   ISD (Naa Yaa-Frempong )
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The Minister for Information, Mrs Sabah Zita Okaikoi, has cautioned the media to eschew from ethnocentric reportages and focus on developmental issues which will lead to a Better Ghana Agenda.

She disclosed this at a Press Soiree organised by her outfit to champion her quest for the media's commitment in moving the nation to the right direction.

Mrs Okaikoi emphasised the importance of having a good working relationship with the media since they are partners to her Ministry, adding, 'the Ministry will meet with the various groups and stakeholders to see how best we can move the media and our communication forward.'

The Minister noted that one of the challenges of the nation today is 'ethnocentrism', this she considers as enemy for the nations' development and urged reporters to be careful in their reportage, since Ghana belongs to all.

She expressed her displeasure on the current chaos in the country where some inhabitants from other regions believe to have the utmost power over the wealth of their environment,' this is not best for the country's development'.   

The Sector Minister therefore urged the media to help educate the citizenry on the subject of 'One Ghana', and see themselves as one family. 

Mrs Okaikoi further appealed to the Media Practitioners to start preaching National Unity so that what is happening in other part of the world should not happen in Ghana. 

She assured individuals of any Inquiries, Suggestion, Deliberation and Constructive critics from her outfit 'My doors are open for all ', the Minister said.

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