President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday lauded the Ghanaian media for continuously supporting government in informing and educating the public on governance and accelerating the growth of democracy.
President Akufo-Addo said the media played critical role in ensuring progress in governance, saying he could not overemphasise how diligent the Ghanaian media had worked towards making his thoughts known to the public.
Addressing the media at a maiden presidential press encounter held at the Flagstaff House in Accra, he said: “I must commend the media especially the presidential press corps for their hard work and tenacity put into ensuring that our activities get the needed publicity”.
He also expressed support at the actions undertook by the media to propel the repealing of the criminal libel law which, he explained, had given the media the needed support to play its watchdog role efficiently and guard against unlawful national resources.
The President assured that his government would continue to create enough room for the media to contribute to the growth of democracy and the nation building as he said democracy at the local level was crucial for the country’s economic and social growth.
“Ghanaian media continues to enrich government,’’ he said and added that the media was to facilitate the efficient evaluation of public projects and ensure good use of national resources for the betterment all Ghanaians.
President Akufo-Addo called for the press briefing to interact with the Ghanaian media and to address the concerns of the public through the press.