Mr Hassan Ayariga, Minister of Information on Tuesday asked the media to continue to play its strategic role of bridging the information gap in the pursuit of achieving economic growth in the country.
He said since information was crucial in national development, there was the need for media practitioners to recognized their responsibilities and become useful tools in “our culturally diversified country”.
“Media can be asset and at the same time a liability and there is therefore the need to build the capacity of journalists to play an active role in society”.
Mr Ayariga made these remarks when the British High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr Peter Jones paid a courtesy call on him in Accra.
He said his main focus as Information Minister was to help sharpen the skills of journalists who were also expected to self regulate themselves in their professional duties.
Mr Jones congratulated the Minister on his appointment and stated that he would continue to work with him just as he did with him as a former Deputy Minister of Education.
He said his priority was education and would continue to see to it that more UK universities were established in Ghana to enable more Ghanaian student to attain the highest British education.
Mr Ayariga expressed happiness that more UK universities were being established in the country to help cut down the high cost of acquiring university education in the UK by Ghanaians.