Media must champion fight against corruption

addoNana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has appealed to the media to up the fight against massive corruption in the country.

He said the media should support and collaborate with the party to wage a relentless war on the rot and maladministration of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).

This was contained in an address read for Nana Akufo-Addo at a media interaction organized by the Ashanti Regional NPP parliamentary caucus in Kumasi.

He blamed the current socio-economic mess Ghanaians find themselves on ineffective leadership and mismanagement and said all must let their voices be heard.

Nana Akufo-Addo said things were becoming extremely difficult for the ordinary people, because of inefficient management of resources and graft.

He said the media must be active in helping the people to have a better understanding of the magnitude of the economic challenges, adding that they needed to be told of the truth about the state of affairs so as to make the right decisions and choices in 2016.

Nana Akufo-Addo repeated the party’s belief in media pluralism and freedom of speech, saying a more vibrant media was crucial for the sustenance of democracy, good governance, transparency and accountability.

Madam Elizabeth Agyeman, Chairperson of Ashanti MPs, lauded the media for their support and said they were determined to strengthen their collaboration, to reach out to the population with their message.

GNA

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