Take mistakes made in the media kindly – Lawyer

Mr. Abdul-Shaqur Saeed, an Assistant State Attorney in the Upper West Region, has appealed to Ghanaians to make a distinction between untrue stories and those that are considered to be lies.

Mr. Saeed made the appeal at a day’s public lecture to mark this year’s Constitution Week celebrations in Wa on Thursday. The Week was on the theme: “The contribution of the media in enhancing Ghana’s Democracy”.

He said society could live without anything but it could not live without the media.

Mr Saeed said society should not try to gag or muzzle the media because of the excesses, pointing out that out of the excesses, the best is brought out.

Mr. Saeed called for a sustained capacity building for radio presenters who, he said, are messing the English Language and are unable to educate the people on basic things that affect them.

Mr. Abubakar Alhassan, Upper West Regional Director of Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, who chaired the forum, said the media had worked to sustain the democracy in Ghana by supervising elections in the country.

The media had also contributed to the sustainability of peace, integration and cohesion of the people and helped the security agencies to manage conflicts and anti-social issues.

Mr. Alhassan however tasked the media to do more to unite and reconcile the people for improved relationship and peaceful co-existence.

Mr. Sumani Abdul Kasim, Wa Municipal Director of National Commission for Civic Education, called on the media to partner the NCCE to sensitise Ghanaians on government policies and programmes as well as basic issues that affect their daily lives.

Source: GNA

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