Media commended for fair, equity coverage of issues

The Ghanaian media has been commended for their fair  coverage of issues in the country.

Rev. Greg Johnson, President of the Global Leadership Training, an organisation that offers training in integrity journalism who made the commendation, therefore challenged the media not to rest on its oars but to stick to the principle governing the profession. He also advised them to continue their good works to promote peace and harmony in the country, especially at a time  when the whole nation was in suspense as it awaits the Supreme Court’s ruling.

He made the commendation when he led a delegation to the International Press Centre in Accra to interact with the executive and some members of the Ghana Journalists Association.

Rev. Greg, who is leading a 34 -member delegation to the country to prepare the grounds for an international leadership conference for corporate executives, pastors and laymen in leadership, lauded the role the media  played in the coverage of the election petition hearing and the recent power outages in the country.

“Demonstration of the love of Christ is primary here and I wish to commend the media for their integrity and fairness, representing all sides of the equation for covering the energy crisis and election petition, ” he said.

Other members of the delegation were Rev. Dr Stephen Wengam,Co-ordinator of West African; Global Training , Rev.  John Darko, Chairman of Global Leadership Ghana; Rev. Ernest  Adjei, Vice-Chairman of Global Leadership Training; Rev. Andrews Awintia, Member of Global Leadership Training and Deacon Kathy Dana of the Mission Church.

Rev.  Dr Stephen Wengam said their target was also to empower Ghanaians economically.

At the moment, Global Leadership Training, in partnership with the Cedar Mountain Chapel, (East Legon branch of Assemblies of God ); the Ministry of Health and Mountain Life International, an NGO, have offered free medical care to over 3,000 people in Accra and 1,000 people in the Eastern Region.

Besides, they have dug three boreholes costing $10,000 in Amanasie in the Eastern Region and distributed 30 goats to 15 needy families to rear them to generate income for themselves.

The  President of the Ghana Journalists Association, Mr Affail Monney, said the nation was awaiting the Supreme Court’s verdict and that would define the democracy and stability of the nation.

He said the nation was on the brink of destruction and believed that with Christ as the nation’s vessel, it would ride the legal storm.

Mr Monney, at a recent peace conference held in the country said the media was identified as one of the institutions that could make or unmake the nation.

“We need to inject a high level of responsibility to ensure that the nation is intact, is at peace with itself and the rest of the world”, he said.