The Minister of Information, Hon. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid today, led a government delegation comprising officials of the Information Ministry including all his Deputies and the Chief Director of the Ministry to embark on a historic working visit to the Network Broadcasting Group.
The Network Broadcasting Group which is made up of Radio Gold, Montie fm, TV Gold and a host of other media outlets, is said to be very critical and somewhat “antagonistic” to the government because of its strong association with the opposition NDC.
But the Information Minister explains that the Akufo-Addo government is committed to working with every media house in the country regardless of their political affiliation.
He said, for instance, that, the followers or listeners of media houses that are perceived to be anti-government, are also Ghanaians, who have equal right to access government information, just like any other Ghanaian taxpayer.
The Hon. Minister therefore assured the managers of the Network Broadcasting Group that government doors are opened to them and that, they should feel to contact any government Ministry or Agency for information that they need.
He was however quick to admonish them against twisting facts and putting mischievous slants on such information for the purpose of making the government unpopular.
He thus, charged them to stick to the ethics of the journalism profession which is underpinned on balanced and truthful reportage.
On his part, the acting CEO of the Network Broadcasting Group, Mr. B.B Menson, who spoke on behalf of his outfit, commended the Minister for this novelty and promised to cooperate with the government in areas of cooperation whilst playing their watchdog role as appropriately as possible for love of country.