The Editor -in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Abdul Malik Kwaku Baako has dismmised claims by President John Dramani Mahama that there’s a media cabal blocking ‘my transformation’ message from being known to Ghanaians.
The President has expressed displeasure over what he asserts is the control of Ghana’s media by a cabal within the media who are blocking his message of transformation.
According to him, a certain group of people have a hold of the Ghanaian media to obstruct his government’s message and making it difficult for people to know the truth about his administration’s performance.
“It is populism, a certain group has taken control of the media in Ghana and it makes it difficult for people to discern the truth. So as much as you are putting out the information, it is either being blocked or distorted,”he said.
He made this revelation during an interview with Ovation Magazine.
But speaking on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo show Wednesday, Abdul Malik Kwaku Baako stated that contrary to the President’s claims, his government has had enough of media exposure by the pro NDC media who are selling his good works on both mainstream media and social media.
“The President’s statement that there’s a cabal in the media that there’s a cabal blocking his transformation message is so unfair to the media houses supporting the ruling NDC party and the President. In deed let me be honest, if you do an assessment they are doing very well for the transformation agenda, they are selling and marketing what the government has done. If you go to social media they, they are doing very well there, and yet the President says the transformation agenda is not known? then there’s some problem somewhere.
He added: “To say there’s a media cabal…of cause not identified, working against the projection of the transformation agenda is not true. They have had enough media exposure now, all over the place. If the President’s claim is the case, then it erases the issue if indeed the transformation agenda is impacting positively on the people we are lamenting that they don’t feel it, this is an interesting subject for political scientist to interrogate.”