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"There should be an increase use of radio for peace and conflict prevention" - Oppong Nkrumah

Information Minister, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah has called for an increase use of radio for peace and conflict prevention.

The Information Minister made these remarks on the occasion of World Radio Day today.

Addressing Journalists in Accra, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah said "Radio has the unique ability to reach people in every corner of the world and has proven to be a valuable tool in conflict prevention and peace building whether through education or information dissemination, or providing a platform for the marginalised communities to share their stories"

Mr. Oppong-Nkrumah added that radio has the potential to bring people together and foster a culture of peace if used appropriately.

"In recognition of World Radio Day, organisers and communities worldwide are coming together to celebrate the power of radioand its contribution to peace and conflict prevention"

"Here in Ghana, we celebrate what radio has gone for our democracy and elections over the years"

"Today with the growth of media especially radio, you can sit in your home and hear minute by minute account of how the elections are proceeding and how results are trickling in"

The Information Minister stressed that radio has also been a major tool for accountability for public education, and for countering misinformation.

This year's celebrations was on the theme radio and peace.

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith



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