The Managing Director of the New Times Corporation (NTC), the publishers of The Ghanaian Times, Ms. Carol Annang has disclosed that plans are far advanced to return the news- paper to the summit as the best newspaper in the country.
She said the newspaper would hinge on the credibility mark it had created for itself over the decades to reclaim the top spot as the most patronised newspaper in the country to meet the current market demands.
Ms. Annang gave the assurance when the newly appointed Director of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), Mr. Felix Yaw Sarpong, called on her at her office in Accra on Friday to acquaint himself with the operations of the NTC.
It was part of collaboration between the two agencies to share information so as to ensure that the borders of the country were safe from illegal entry of humans and offensive weapons before and after the 2016 general elections.
According to Ms. Annang, it was time the newspaper regained its status as the best newspaper in the country, to set the standards of journalism in the country.
The Ghanaian Times, the flagship product of the NTC, is one of the oldest newspapers published in the country.
She said being creative and closer to the people were key to realising the goal of making the newspaper, the most preferred in the country.
According to her, the collaboration between the two entities would inure to the benefit of the country as it heads into a crucial election next year and added that “we are concerned about the arms infiltration into the country”.
The collaboration, she said, was key to enlighten the two leaders on each other’s entity for a common goal.
Mr. Felix Yaw Sarpong, said upon assuming office, he realised it was important the GIS continued with its long standing relationship with the media and said The Ghanaian Times couldn’t be left out of that tradition.
He said as the 2016 election approached, it was important the relationship between the GIS and the NTC was fortified in a bid to sustain the peace of the country.
The Director of Immigration said his firm would deepen its border patrols to avoid the illegal entry of people and other materials urging the media to educate the public on the operations of the service.
By Julius Yao Petetsi