Thursday, 15 March 2018

IMSO tasks Media on objectivity reporting as Gov. Obiano begins second missionary journey




By Okechukwu Onuegbu

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The Executive Director, Independent Media Support Organization (IMSO) and convener, Anambra Media Practitioners (CAMP), Ogbuefi  Harris Chuma has scored Governor Willie Obiano above average in his first term, adding that his second term in office would be better.

Harris, who stated this in Awka during the 2018 Concerned Anambra Media Practitioners Summit entitled “Role of Media in Sustaining Proactive Governance”, noted that the governor and his supporters have put necessary machineries in place to ensuring that the new administration which commences on March 17, 2018 will record resounding and fruitful successes across diverse sectors.

He, however, adviced journalists and media practitioners to join in promoting the good works of the governor, which according to him, include road construction, education, healthcare, caring for the aged, youth empowerment and security.
 
“Not just highlighting government's works, media should always educate the people on the need to pay taxes, on the need to monitor government projects, on the need to rate performances of government contractors, on the need to report corruption.

“The media as the watchdog should carry out their primary function of promoting accountability, transparency and public scrutiny, noting that media remained the most important source of information for the wider public. Government needs it as a tool to get the exposure on her policies and gain as much support as possible. The media must propagate and highlight civic duties of the citizens as a way of helping the government to shore up her resources in order to deliver to the people.”


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