The Journalists Network for Peace and Security (JNePS) has outdoored the much anticipated Inter-Media House Sports and Health Festival in Accra.
One of the network’s mandates is to bring journalists, media houses, and organizations together to discuss policies and programs and suggest to government and industry players ways to ensure journalists and media organizations get the right environment to operate without any fear or abuse.
As a result, the health festival being the first of its kind was launched at the Bureau of Ghana Languages, Kanda on May 7, 2022.
The festival also seeks to bring media houses and journalists together on one platform where they can interact and network among themselves and discuss important issues that are affecting them in their line of work and as well, to have fun.
Speaking at the event, the founder and president of JNePS, Yakub Alfa Suleiman stated “the main purpose of the festival is to look at how we will support journalists in terms of their welfare. So first of all we are looking into their welfare in terms of health.”
“What can we do to support media houses and journalists as far as their health needs are concerned?” he quizzed.
He continued “This festival will look at bringing together health institutions and organizations that will support journalists to build their health and as well to guide them. Health is very key and very important as far as the welfare of the journalist and journalism is concerned is concerned”
Some health organizations such as Save the Nation’s Eye clinic, All Smiles Dental, Supreme Health Specialist Hospital, Dot Glasses, MyHealthCop and others are on board to support the course.
Journalists and student journalists are to benefit from the services of these institutions.
The official revealing of the sports and health festival was carried out by Alhaji Rabiu Maude on behalf of Sarki Salisu Maude, Sarki Samari of Greater Accra.
The festival has been scheduled to take place on the 27th and 28th of May,2022 at the Madina Astroturf park.
Media organizations that have been balloted to face each other in football are: Daily Guide news Vs Happy FM – Match 1, Atinka Media Village Vs Class Media Group; XYZ Vs GNA and MAX TV Vs GBC.
The other media houses will also participate in the various sporting disciplines which include: Basket Ball, Volley Ball, Snooker, TV Games, Athletics, etc.
Some of the speakers at the launch were General Moore, country representative of Renaissance, Security analyst Adib Saani of Jayikay Centre for Security, Nii Ankonu Annorbah-Sarpei of KGL Foundation, and Oliver Barker-Vormawor, Community Mobilizer for FixTheCountry.
The event is sponsored by Decathlon, Special Ice, Belaqua, Xtra by Reigans Perfumes, Africa Aura and Weekaday.
By Wisdom Hededzome|Myxyzonline.com|Ghana