Melcom Cares Foundation strengthens ties with media
The Melcom Cares Foundation (MCF) in Accra on Thursday held a stakeholder engagement to deepen its relations with the media and devise collaboration strategies for the future.
The Group Director of Communications, Melcom Group of Companies, Mr Godwin Avenorgbo, in his remarks stated that the efforts of journalists in the country had often not been appreciated as they were “the fourth estate of the realm.”
He emphasised that all stakeholders needed to support the media effortlessly in discharging its selfless duties towards nation-building.
“No society, institution, political system or governance system can be described as democratic without the supportive role of professional journalism practitioners,” he explained.
Mr Avenorgbo noted that the role of the media in gathering, assessing, creating and presenting news and information makes them an undeniable asset to the nation and the survival of democracy.
He hinted of his outfit’s collaboration with the media in the future to further deepen the existing ties and contribute to socio-economic development.
In his remarks, the Editor of the Daily Graphic newspaper, Mr Theophilus Yartey, a subsidiary of the Graphic Communications Group Limited, underscored the need for stakeholders to engage the media in their activities actively.
He commended the Melcom Group of Companies for their efforts to further deepen the existing relationship with the media.
Mr Yartey urged young journalists to aspire to be the best in their area of specialisation as they would take over the profession from the soon-to-be veterans.
“They shouldn’t just aim to be the best in Ghana but they should ensure that when their names are mentioned they could be compared to the top people in the industry both locally and globally,” he said.
A former editor of the Daily Graphic, Mr Kobby Asmah, was honoured with a brand-new fridge for his dedication towards nation-building.
Also, the MCF used the opportunity to give the media an exclusive tour of its new 110,000-square-foot facility located off Spintex Road, a suburb of Accra
BY JESSEL LARTEY THERSON-COFIE & SONNY SEYRAM QUARTEY