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World Press Freedom Day: Government Recognizes Significance Of 'Press' In Fight Against Covid-19

Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has revealed as the world celebrates World Freedom Day, the Government of Ghana says it is congratulating all Journalists in the country for their selfless efforts in educating, entertaining and informing the masses.

According to him, on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, the Government of Ghana is particularly grateful to Journalists for defying the dangers of contracting the novel coronavirus to go the extra length to report and update the populace on new developments.

In a statement signed by the Minister and sighted by thinknewsonline.com, the Minister of Information said “As indicated by the Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO), “… at a time when we are mired in worry and uncertainty because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, free information is essential to helping us face, understand, think about and overcome this crisis. We must consider the vital importance of information in this situation; informing the public means giving everyone knowledge of the means of combatting the illness by adopting appropriate practices”.

Below is a copy of the press release:

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith