|Development Communication Clubs Launched|
|Friday, 20 November 2009 11:00|
http://www.ghana.gov.gh/images/stories/news/aucc.jpgA Deputy Minister for Information, Honourable James Agyenim-Boateng has added his voice to the call for the establishment and development of communication clubs in tertiary institutions in the country.
These clubs, he noted, will engage students in the communication field to serve as a means to collate the impact of development support for the country.
Hon. Agyenim-Boateng said these at the launch of the development communication club of the African University Communication College (AUCC) in Accra today. The launch a is collaboration between UNDP and AUCC.
He stressed that the club will serve as an opportunity for students to learn more about what the United Nations does in Ghana and help prepare them in their area of work.
Hon. Agyenim-Boateng stated that the core journalistic principles underpinning the profession is accuracy, objectiveness, fairness, comprehensiveness, prohibition against incitement and the need to promote peace.
According to him, articles, news papers as well as reports from development communication clubs will be given media attention both national and international.
''It will steer debates on development impact and help strengthen the role of District Information Officers'', he said.
Hon. Agyenim-Boateng therefore, urged all students to join the club and make good use of the Africa Centre for Development Communications.
The Deputy Country Director of UNDP, His Excellency Sheigeki Komatsubara, in an opening remark stated that the club will help foster an improve understanding of issues related to human development as well as poverty reduction, and research.
He explained that the clubs activities will be geared towards helping the government and the UN in developing a forum for developmental stories from the field and also creating a platform for media professionals to meet and discuss developmental issues and setting agenda for public debate.
He, therefore, assured members that the UN in Ghana will continue to give the necessary administrative and logistical support and, also encouraged students to participate in the clubs to promote student and teacher interest in international relations.
The President of AUCC, Mr. Kojo Yankah also encouraged UNDP to engage the students to actively participate in the club to make the school the real centre for communication club.
Source: ISD (Elorm Ametepe & Michelle Agbenorto)
|Last Updated on Friday, 20 November 2009 11:59|