Accra Brewery Limited is assisting the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) to celebrate this year’s World Press Freedom Day, to be observed on May 3.
This is to demonstrate the company’s commitment to social investment.
The nation’s premier beverage manufacturer presented a cash amount of Ten Thousand Cedis (GHC 10,000) and fifteen cases of assorted products to support the event.
This year’s event with the theme: “Combating Impunity against Press Freedom and Ensuring the Safety of Journalists and Media Workers”, will be marked with a flag raising ceremony and also an official handing over by old executives of the GJA to new ones.
Accra Brewery has been supporting World Press Freedom Day in Ghana for the past five years; constructing an outdoor browse house for the press centre and providing funds for the beautification of the centre during the 2012 elections.
Corporate Communications Manager of Accra Brewery Limited, Mrs Worlasi Bedu-Mensah, in a short address noted that Accra Brewery as a corporate entity believes in the ideals of press freedom and freedom of expression.
“We believe these are human rights that when applied responsibly, promote dialogue, healthy debate and consensus-building which are critical to peaceful development. These are values that should be upheld by the Ghanaian media without compromise” she pointed out.
Mrs Bedu-Mensah congratulated the Ghanaian media for their efforts in ensuring media responsibility and added that the sponsorship is a sign of encouragement and solidarity for the GJA.
The General- Secretary of the GJA, Mr Bright Blewu commended ABL for their continued support for the association, describing the act as an annual ritual of goodwill.