The Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration(GIMPA), chapter of Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana (GRASAG), has called on the media to engage graduate students in regular public discourse as one sure path to national development.
The students’ group expressed it willingness to fully cooperate with the media and provide media practitioners with content, contacts, resource persons and information to enrich media production.
“We at GRASAG GIMPA are ready to fully cooperate with the media and provide media practitioners with content, contacts, resource persons and information to enrich media production,”.
In a statement signed by the President of GRASAG GIMPA , Mr. Raphael Apetorgbor, on the occasion to mark the World Press Freedom Day, he acknowledged that the media are partners in national development which can’t be over emphasized.
Commenting on this year’s theme, which is ‘Journalism Without Fear or Favour’, he said the theme should inspire future collaboration and joint public accountability.
Mr. Apetorgbor also charged them to be bold and hold national leaders including graduate student- workers accountable for their stewardship.
“If we do not collaborate in this regard in holding each other accountable, press freedom in Ghana will be meaningless and graduate student-workers will lose their relevance in national development,” he stated.
By Eric Kwame Ofosu