General News of Tuesday, 13 January 2015
Nana Akufo-Addo, the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has encouraged the media to intensify their reportage on corruption and expose officials to help the country reduce the canker to its barest minimum.
According to Akufo-Addo, the media should support and collaborate with the party to wage a relentless war on the rot and maladministration of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).
This was contained in an address read for Nana Akufo-Addo at a media interaction organized by the Ashanti Regional NPP parliamentary caucus in Kumasi.
He blamed the current socio-economic mess Ghanaians find themselves in, on ineffective leadership.
Nana Akufo-Addo said things were becoming extremely difficult for the ordinary people because of the management of resources and graft.
He said the media must be active in helping the people to have a better understanding of the magnitude of the economic challenges, adding that they needed to be told the truth about the state of affairs so as to make the right decisions and choices in 2016.
Nana Akufo-Addo repeated the party’s belief in media pluralism and freedom of speech, saying a more vibrant media was crucial for the sustenance of democracy, good governance, transparency and accountability.
Madam Elizabeth Agyeman, Chairperson of Ashanti MPs, praised the media for their support and said they were determined to strengthen their collaboration, to reach out to the population with their message.