President John Dramani Mahama has praised Ovation Magazine for pushing his better Ghana agenda with its platform.
President Mahama noted that pictures speak a thousand words adding that the pictorial coverage of his work by “a reputable magazine like Ovation, will speak many more words than many of us can speak even on the campaign trail.”
He was speaking at the launchof a special edition of the Ovation International lifestyle magazine which narrowed in on the work his National Democratic Congress (NDC) government has been doing to transform Ghana.
President Mahama further expressed hope that he would have the opportunity for an extensive
“So definitely I’m sure that when I, eventually by the grace of God after 2021 do another Ovation with Dele, we’ll have more time to spend and probably do a more extensive cover than we have, but this is impressive and I would want to thank Dele and his team for the very wonderful work that they have done.”
“And so I want to thank Dele and his team especially my friend the photographer, Dragon,” he said and elaborated some of his governments achievements since 2013 and proceeded to launch the magazine.
Mahama deserves praise
The publisher of Ovation and businessman, Nigerian Chief Dele Momodu believes that President Mahama deserves praise for his good works across Ghana.
He said the president has “done a great job” in leading and developing Ghana’s infrastructure.
“People read politics into everything but frankly speaking, there is so much to celebrate about President Mahama. He has done a great job. I have traveled extensively across the Africa and Ghana is working, Ghana is rising and it is our duty to celebrate Ghana,” he said.
Speaking about the interview in Ovation where President Mahama alleged that a cabal had taken control of the media in Ghana and were blocking his transformation message, Chief Momodu said his assessment shows that Mahama has done more to develop the country.
Some Ghanaians have criticized the Ovation Magazine for consistently highlighting the positive developments under the Mahama-led administration without criticizing the government but according to Chief Momodu, the magazine is a celebrity and lifestyle magazine that is not obliged to highlight negativity.
“I think President Mahama has done well and as a lifestyle magazine, ours is to cover the beauty of Ghana. It is a news magazine that you can accused of being biased,” he said.
He further discounted claims that he was being paid by government to represent the President in positive light through his media to push for his [Mahama’s] reelection in the upcoming December elections.
By: Delali Adogla-Bessa with files from Graphic Online/citifmonline.com/Ghana