Media Houses should be Solution Oriented.
…..National President of Unilime Foundation says!
Dennis Agyei Boateng, the national president of Universal Light Media, a students’ organization with branches in leading tertiary institutions in Ghana, has tasked Ghanaian media houses to go beyond reporting problems in the society to soliciting for assistance to solve these problems from philanthropists and organizations. He was speaking at the launch of the official website for the organization at the African University College of Communications in Adabraka today.
He emphasized the need for the media to remember the main goal for exposing such societal problems. “Even though frequent sensitization of such issues is necessary, the ultimate should be attaining the solution” he explained. Dennis believes the media can do more than it is currently. He applauded the efforts of some media houses who are taking steps to provide solutions to problems in their respective societies.
Gabriel Anani – Akakpo, the financial secretary of the organization, said the website will bridge the gap between the organization and the public as people will now be able to monitor and review the activities of the organization as well as access relevant and timely information about the organization.
The attendants were taking through a blogging workshop by the national vice – president of the organization, Michael Asare. Ghanaian celebrity blogger, Zion Flex, also spoke on ‘the youth and social media’ prior to the workshop.
Special guests at the event were Ms. Korkor L. Watson – Nortey – Patron, Andrew Atariwini – Ex- SRC President of AUCC, and Ms. Hausat – Unilime president – University of Ghana (Legon). Universal Light Media was born in the African University College of Communications with Kwesi Yankah as her life patron. Their main aim is to use the media to better the living conditions of people in the society, hence their slogan; “Changing Lives, building Hope”. It is currently present in four tertiary institutions in Ghana namely University of Ghana (Legon), University of Cape Coast, University of Education (Kumasi) and African University College of Communications.
By Jerry Wonder