The National Peace Council is calling on Journalists in the country to use their gate keeping skills to guarantee the 2020 elections is devoid of violence. According to the Peace Council, accurate reportage by Journalists in the country will make the 2020 elections one of the best in the country’s political history.
The call was made by the Western Region Chairman of the National Peace Council, Rev. John Ernest Kwofie at a two-day media training workshop for journalists in Takoradi. According to him, inaccurate reportage has the tendency of causing confusion especially among political parties and their supporters.
”2020 is an election year, and Peace Council, together with our partners, have a major role to ensure the elections become peaceful, and the media is our number one stakeholder. We want to start early to refresh our memory on the roles we all have to play to ensure the elections becomes peaceful,” he Noted.
Rev. Ernest Kwofie tells Skyy News in an interview, the media is a major partner of the Electoral Commission in ensuring the elections are conducted successfully.
”We are doing this, so that there will be that balanced reportage when we start to work on our articles and presentations on this election. We want to remind ourselves the need to remain neutral so that people will not read negative meanings into why these articles are being published. But beside this workshop, we will meet all political parties and other religious bodies as well,” Rev. Ernest Kwofie noted.
Story: Eric Nana Gyetuah