Ghana: Mahama cautions Multimedia Group: Be fair and accurate

President John Mahama has cautioned the media

to be fair, accurate and balanced in their

reportage, especially when such reports have the

potential of hurting the hard earned reputation

of others.

The President said this in an interview with the

press corps in Paris, where he is attending a

conference on peace and security organized

under the aegis of the Franco-African Summit.

Reacting to reports by the Multimedia

Broadcasting Group on issues relating to

Engineers and Planners and Merchant Bank, Mr.

Mahama said, "as the oldest and largest privately

owned network in Ghana, Multimedia has a

responsibility to strive for accuracy and fairness

in its work."

He added that the company has the potential to

be a model of media excellence on the Ghanaian

media landscape if it pushes for high

professional standards.

Asked about the half apology issued by the

company for its wrong reports about him,

President Mahama said it is time to put the

matter behind us.

He asked government communicators and the

Ministry of Information to also put the matter

behind them and accept the partial apology

from the media house. "We can't afford to get

too emotional.

"We have a challenging job and it is easy in

some circumstances to lose one's cool," the

President noted.

The president encouraged his communications

team to continue to engage positively the media

including the Multimedia Group to put across

information on government's programmes and



Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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