Former President John Dramani Mahama has uged journalists to put their thoughts together and deeply deliberate on ways to remain significant as media persons to the society and the country as a whole.
On the occasion of World Press Freedom day, the former President noted the importance of dispensing one’s journalistic skills while maintaining the major tenets of democracy and truthfulness.
While congratulating Ghanaian journalists, he also urged governments and the relevant state agencies to work towards safeguarding the security and well-being of these media persons to ensure their rights in the discharge of their work.
“On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, I say ayekoo to all journalists and urge governments and security agencies to guarantee their safety in the discharge of their work”.
“I also wish to encourage the Ghana Journalists Association, media men and women and bloggers to consider deeply and discuss how to remain relevant to society within the framework of the 2019 theme, “Media for Democracy, Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation”.