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Ghana has made significant strides in promoting press freedom – Nana Akufo-Addo

He highlighted the crucial role that free and independent media plays in a democratic society, underscoring its importance in fostering accountability, and transparency, and providing a platform for diverse voices.

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President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has said that Ghana, has made significant strides in promoting press freedom.

He disclosed this at the closing ceremony of the 3rd edition of the African Media Convention, held in Accra.

The event brought together media professionals, policymakers, and stakeholders from across the continent to deliberate on this year’s theme: “Enhancing Freedom, Innovation, and Environmental Sustainability in a Dynamic Media Landscape.”

In his goodwill message on Friday, May 17, president Akufo-Addo extended a warm greeting to all participants, emphasizing the significance of the convention’s theme in shaping the future of Africa’s media landscape. 

He highlighted the crucial role that free and independent media plays in a democratic society, underscoring its importance in fostering accountability, and transparency, and providing a platform for diverse voices.

“It is the cornerstone of informed citizenry, providing a platform for diverse voices and fostering accountability and transparency in governance,” he stated.

In Ghana, we have made significant strides in promoting media freedom, and we remain committed to safeguarding this fundamental pillar of democracy”, he added.

Addressing the necessity of innovation in the media sector, the president noted, “It is through innovation that we can reach wider audiences, tell compelling stories, and provide real-time, accurate information to our citizens. Moreover, as we discuss the future of media, we cannot ignore the pressing issue of environmental sustainability. Our media has a critical role to play in raising awareness about environmental issues, advocating sustainable practices, and holding both public and private sectors accountable for their environmental impact.”

Nana Akufo-Addo also underscored the importance of environmental sustainability, urging media professionals to raise awareness about environmental issues, advocate for sustainable practices, and hold both public and private sectors accountable for their environmental impact.

By integrating sustainability into our media practices, we contribute to a healthier planet for future generations,” he added.

The convention served as a platform for meaningful dialogue, sharing best practices, and forging partnerships that will enhance the quality and impact of media across Africa. 

Participants were encouraged to strengthen their commitment to media freedom, embrace innovative solutions, and champion environmental sustainability.

He also commended the organizers for their dedication and hard work in bringing this important event to fruition. 

“Together, we can build a vibrant, free, and sustainable media landscape that will drive Africa’s progress and prosperity,” he concluded.

 

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