View Full Version : UWR Minister urges media practitioners to uphold high ethical standards

17th January 2012, 09:16 PM
Alhaji Issahaku Saliah, Upper West Regional Minister, has appealed to media practitioners to uphold professionalism, integrity and decency in the discharge of their duties.

This he said would help make the 2012 general elections the most peaceful in Ghana’s political history.

He said the media had a major role to play towards making the impending elections peaceful, noting that, this could only be achieved if media practitioners refuse to sacrifice their professional integrity for any reason and hold high their ethical standards.

Alhaji Saliah said this when he interacted with media practitioners in the region at a press soiree organised by the Upper West Regional Coordination Council (RCC) at Wa.

He said politicians would come pushing journalists to do them favours and urged the journalists to reject any of such requests if it was not in the interest of the public.

Mr George Sarpong, Executive Secretary of the Ghana Media Commission, said the cardinal objective of journalists was to build bridges and not to destroy them and that anything that would tear the people apart should be discarded without any hesitation.

Mr Badjin Dougah Pobia, Upper West Regional Chairman of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), said he and his colleagues would maintain high ethical standards in order to make the elections peaceful.