“Many journalists (in Ghana) err on the side of recklessness” -Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has described the Ghanaian media landscape as loud and crowded.

The President, who also noted that the Ghanaian media has taints of recklessness, however insisted that he prefers the current state of the media to the one in times past.

The Ghanaian leader made the remark at an event organised by Konrad Adenauer Foundation, in Berlin, Germany.

President Akufo-Addo said of the current media: “It is a loud and crowded media that we now have, and some feel that many journalists err on the side of recklessness.”

According to President Akufo-Addo, many Ghanaian journalists requires a lot of training.

Continuing the President said: “I must say, I would much rather have the loud and reckless media than the meek and praise singing one that used to characterize our newspapers, radio and television.

“We probably have one of the most vibrant media on the African continent, if not in the world. Like many of the other institutions of state, the media in Ghana came into its own in the Fourth Republic, where the national Constitution guarantees freedom of the media.

“It’s one of the sectors in which the Konrad Adenauer Foundation has been active in Ghana, with funding for the continuous training of our journalists, and it is one of the many things for which we owe you the Foundation a debt of gratitude.”

Source: Daily Post

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