Ghana’s leading media conglomerate, Media General has launched its Election Command Centre to provide trusted, reliable and credible coverage of the forthcoming 2020 general elections across radio, television and online.
Media General, operators of TV3 Network Ltd, Onua TV, 3FM, Onua FM, Connect FM in Takoradi, Akoma FM in Kumasi and www.3news.com promised stakeholders an election coverage that would be guided by its editorial policy, hinged on truth, impartiality and accuracy, social responsibility, public interest and the law.
The Election Command Centre was launched by the Group Chief Executive Officer of Media General, Beatrice Agyemang Abbey together with the Deputy Minister of Information, Honorable Pius Enam Hadzide , Rev Dr. Nii Amoo Darko of the National Peace Council, Chairman of the National Media Commission, Mr. Yaw Boadu – Ayeboafoh and President of the Ghana Journalists Association, Mr. Affail Monney.
Acting General Manager for News at TV3, Mr. Abraham Asare, in his welcome address, said the launch indicates the readiness of the Media General group to bring to viewers, listeners and readers, the news as it happens with unbiased reportage. He recalled that in 2016, TV3 was the most-watched television station on election day by GeoPoll.
Mr. Asare also announced a range of special affordable packages by Media General for all political parties, their parliamentary candidates and independent candidates to promote their activities and propagate their messages beyond just the basic coverage of their campaign activities the group’s platforms will provide for all political parties.
General Manager for Media General Radio and Media General Digital, Mr. Francis Doku, outlined activities put together by Media General as part of a campaign to uphold the peace and stability in the country before, during and after the elections named I Pledge To Peace. He added that, although Ghana has not been ravaged by post-election conflict before, it has recorded pockets of violence in some parts of the country, which forms part of the reasons for the introduction of the campaign.
Other speakers including the Deputy Minister of Information, Hon. Pius Enam Hadzide, Rev Dr. Nii Amoo Darko of the National Peace Council, Chairman of the National Media Commission, Mr Yaw Boadu – Ayeboafoh and President of the Ghana Journalists Association, Mr. AffailMonney admonished the media to be circumspect in their election reportage.
The Media General Election Command Centre launch was attended by representatives of the Electoral Commission, Political Parties, Civil Societies, Diplomatic Missions and the Security Agencies.