NMC, state-owned media initiate peace campaign

BY: Samuel K. Obour

the Chairman of the National Media Commission, Mr Kabral Blay-AmihereThe National Media Commission (NMC) and state-owned media have initiated a nationwide peace campaign designed to sustain the peace of the country.

The commission announced the initiative at an orientation workshop for governing boards of the state-owned media at Elmina in the Central Region.

Speaking at the workshop, the Chairman of the commission, Mr Kabral Blay-Amihere, said "the mandate of the state-owned media compels us to play this role."

He explained that the four state-owned media organisations - the Graphic Communications Group Limited, the Ghana News Agency, the New Times Corporation and the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation - were spearheading the campaign in collaboration with the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) and other stakeholders.

The other stakeholders are the National Communications Authority (NCA), the Institute of Public Relations (IPR), the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), the Private Newspaper Publishers Association of Ghana (PRINPAG) and the Ghana Association of Writers (GAW).

"The country, the establishment, and all other institutions, should come on board for the nation to sustain its peaceful co-existence,” Mr Kabral said.

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He further said that all media professionals should exhibit a high sense of professionalism in their reportage when the Supreme Court delivered its judgment on the election petition.