Ghanaian leader Nana Akufo-Addo has cautioned journalists in the country to be responsible and circumspect in their reportage.
He said though the country’s environment generally supports the work of the media, practitioners ought to be decorous in their work.
“We want a free media and also a responsible media. That understanding of your work is one that a majority of Ghanaians will support. We want a free media and a responsible media that checks its fact as much as possible to portray situations as they are and not a media that is inventing things to serve very short term broken measures,” Akufo-Addo said at a meeting with the leadership of the National Media Commission at the Jubilee House.
Nana Akufo-Addo has always reminded journalists to recognize their role in national development and avoid sacrificing their integrity to report untrue stories that could destabilize the country.
He again urged media owners to invest in the capacity of their staff to enable them to uphold the highest standard in the profession.
By Emmanuel Amewugah, Daily Mail GH