The Communication Board of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) has commended the media and the Electoral Commission for their spectacular performance in the just ended 2016 national general election. A statement signed and issued by the Chairman of the PCG Communication Board, Mr G.B.K. Owusu, said the good performance exhibited by the media was not only remarkable but commendable. “Despite some reportorial gaffes, the media displayed savvy, competence, objectivity and truth. I therefore entreat all media practitioners to continue the good work and live above reproach in all their deliberations.”
Mr Owusu said as Ghanaians entered the New Year under the presidency of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo "we all must endeavour to open a new page in our lives and strive to embrace tolerance, reconciliation, patience and love. Media practitioners must handle words carefully more than man handles dynamite and gun. Journalists must also use words to unite where there is disunity and where there is hatred they must strive to project love and harmony”.
He urged journalists to live in peace and build a better nation. “Journalists and politicians must know that we are all actors and actresses on a theatrical stage. After our performance, we are applauded and give way to others. Such is life,” he stated.
Mr Owusu commended President John Mahama for conceding defeat and urged him and his party to cooperate with Nana Akufo-Addo’s government. He commended the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, members of the commission and the staff for living to expectation.
“Mrs Charlotte Osei, the first female Electoral Commissioner in Ghana, has done a marvellous job and deserves tons of congratulations. I pray that the almighty God will continue to direct, guide and guard you in all your undertakings. Be bold and always seek God’s guidance and He will never fail you.”