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The media has the power to destroy Ghana —Jeans Mensah

While calling for fair reportage before, during, and after the upcoming general elections, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa, has cautioned the media and recognized its works.

According to her, the media represent the heart of the people and any untoward report by the media could plunge Ghana into chaos, which all election stakeholders should seek to avoid.

“The exercise of your power and freedom in the lead-up to the 2024 election could potentially make or break our nation’s cohesion. This is a sobering truth.

“Therefore, your commitment to ensuring the peace and security of our country as we go to the polls in December 2024, should go beyond mere rhetoric to practicing responsible journalism,” she said on Sunday while delivering a keynote address at the 27th edition of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) Award themed: “Leveraging Media Freedom to Sustain the Democratic and Security Architecture: The Litmus Test of Election 2024.”

In all, 31 awards were presented on the night, with the Multimedia Group picking multiple awards, including the overall journalist of the year.

Erastus Asare Donkor of Joy News, Joy FM, and Luv FM won the covetous award with his works on the devastating effects of illegal mining that have ignited national conversations.

Source: Kapital Online Team//2023.

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