The Minister of Information and Media Relations, Mr Mahama Ayariga, has asked the media to continue to play its strategic role of bridging the information gap in the pursuit of achieving economic growth in the country.
He said since information was crucial in national development, there was the need for media practitioners to recognise their responsibilities and become useful tools in “our culturally diversified country.”
“Media can be an asset and at the same time a liability and there is therefore the need to build the capacity of journalists to play an active role in society,” he stated.
Mr Ayariga made these remarks when the British High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr Peter Jones, paid a courtesy call on him in Accra yesterday.
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He said his main focus as the Minister of Information was to help sharpen the skills of journalists, who were also expected to regulate themselves in their professional duties.
Mr Jones congratulated the Minister on his appointment and stated that he would continue to work with him just as he did with him as a former Deputy Minister of Education.
He said his priority was on education and would continue to see to it that more UK universities were established in Ghana to enable more Ghanaian students to attain the highest British education.
Story by Emmanuel Baah