Government appreciates media’s role in national development – Oppong Nkrumah

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The media’s important contributions to Ghana’s growth have received the deep gratitude of the Ghanaian government.

In a statement released by the government on May 3 in honor of World Press Freedom Day, Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah called for a stronger focus on economic rights in light of current global issues.

World Press Freedom Day for this year has the theme “Shaping a Future of Rights: Freedom of Expression as a driver for all other human rights.”

“The work of the media also in highlighting instances of abuse of some rights by sections of society has led to redress in many instances. We urge the media to remain resolute on this path” the statement read.

According to him “The quest to have all citizens fully access their economic rights is yet to achieve full effect especially as the world faces dim economic forecasts following recent global challenges.”

“While urging the Media in Ghana to keep the spotlight on all human rights, we encourage an even sharper focus on efforts to ensure that the economic rights of citizens are fully actualized,” the statement added.

Read the full statement below:


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