The Newly appointed Northern Regional Minister, Shani Alhassan Shaibu has promised to work towards deepening the peace in the region.
He indicated that, maintaining peace in the region will ensure that all flagship programs of the government are implemented to facilitate rapid development of the region.
“It is in my desire to promote the peace that I have come to meet, that the region is enjoying now. There is some level or semblance of peace and I should not be the one to wreck the peace or the peace process that is taking place now”.
Whiles addressing media practitioners in the Northern Region as part of his introductory meetings, the Minister said “it is in my interest also to make sure that I coordinate the activities of all the MMDCs to make sure that the development agenda of the President is carried through”
Alhassan Shaibu therefore called for the support of the media in the region as he begins duty and the mandate given him by the President.
The Minister assured the media of his commitment to run an “open-door” policy where all persons are welcomed to seek information in reaching out to the public on government activities in the region.
The acting Northern Regional Chairman of the Ghana Journalists Association, Abdul Majeed Yakubu assured the new Minister of the media’s support in the quest to promote peace and development.
The acting regional GJA Chairman recounted how in times past some media houses including state media were not invited to programs organized by the Regional Coordination Council including visits of the President and appealed that same will not be repeated by the new minister..
Mr. Abdul Majeed promised on behalf of the media fraternity in the region, never to deliberately publish false information that will tarnish the image of the region, the Minister or the government.
Story By: Edward A. Ken-Zuorre