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19.11.2004 General News

University of Ghana asks NDC to withdraw TV advert

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Accra, Nov. 19, GNA - The Authorities of University of Ghana, Legon, on Friday said the National Democratic Congress' (NDC) advertisement running on television stations that was shot with the University's buildings as a background was done without their approval and have asked the Party to withdraw it.

They said normally organizations seeking to shoot films on campus first and foremost sought approval from the appropriate authorities, but as far as the University was concerned this was not done.

A letter addressed to the General Secretary of the NDC, signed by Mr P.Y. Yarquah, Acting Director of the Public Affairs Directorate, the University said it was embarrassed by this advert as it subtly drew it into the fray of party politics and undermined its avowed position as an impartial partner in the democratic development of the country.

"As a fair measure and without prejudice to the aims and objectives of your Party, the University is requesting that the running of that particular advert be stopped forthwith.

"An urgent and immediate response to this request would be sufficient to mitigate the harm already done to its hard-earned reputation."

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