President Nana Akufo-Addo, has charged African journalists with a duty to help change the image about Africa, and establish a narrative, that is more positive.
According to him, African media practitioners have faced many challenges, including lack technological support, threat to their lives, corruption and poorly paid journalist has made them shirk their duty to tell the African story.
“These challenges have led to the African media, largely, shirking its responsibility in telling the African story. As a result the narrative has been shaped and told by foreign journalist through their own lenses and words. The projection of the continent as a result has often been about war disease poverty and famine. African journalist therefore have a duty to help change the image about africa and establish a narrative which is positive”
Speaking at the ongoing Bloomberg Africa Business Media Innovators Summit, in Accra, President Akufo Addo applauded the Ghanaian media for being active in tackling the social ills of the country, and advocating for the investment that will contribute to the sustainable development of the country.