Come join us in a symposium to redefine our ethos as a nation with the amazingly achieved Nana Nketsiah, Omanhene of Esikado; Justice Emile Short, Former Head of CHRAJ, Hon. KanDapaah, Former Minister and moderated by KwakuSakyi-Addo, an eminent Journalist of our Time. The venue is Christ the King Church Hall and the date is Nov 9th 2016.
Our inordinate quest for wealth and political power continue to hinder not only our progress as a people, but it is also gradually destroying our social fabric. Today our country lives in danger of self-destruction due to the wanton disregard for values. Issues of corruption have become the rule rather than the exception; GYEEDA, SUBAH, and SADA have all been perpetuated with support of officialdom. For many observers, the decline in emphasis of our collective national values raises more concerns than the struggle to attain economic prosperity, and rightly so. Without adherence to a set of national values, the desire to attain economic prosperity for all will continue to be elusive.
Many wealthy nations evolved from poverty along paths of sound social and moral values; the Scandinavian countries being fine examples of evolution in one generation to first Nation status. What would these moral principles be that led to such change for the common good?
The closest we come as a country to defining what constitutes our social values is the first verse of our National Anthem, which admonishes us to boldly defend freedom and right, to show true humility, be honest and to resist oppressors’ rule.
In stark contrast, the media is replete with news of corruption, public and private stories filled with factual inaccuracies and sometimes outright lies. The ‘Muntie 3’is the latest example of programmes founded for the sole purpose of debasing hard won reputations and disturbing the public peace for political expediency. Another troubling event is the ruling by CHRAJ, which missed an opportunity to set the record straight about what public officials such as a president, ought to avoid in the course of duty.
It is in line with these concerns that the Forum for Media Accountability and Democratic Governance (FOMADEG) is organizing a symposium to discuss the topic: “Redefining our Ethos as a Nation”. FOMADEG is a Civil Society Organization, which submits to the principle of non-partisanship and independence, with the key objective of holding the media accountable to its constitutional mandate.
Topic: Redefining our Ethos as a Nation Moderator; KwakuSakyiAddo, eminent Journalist
Panelists; Nana Nketsiah, Omanhene of Esikado; Justice Emile Short, Former Head of CHRAJ and Hon. KanDapaah, Former Minister
Date of panel discussion: 9th November 2016 (Wednesday); Time: 4:30 PM (Prompt)
Venue: Christ the King Hall
Spokesperson: Daniel Addo-Danquah(Director in-charge Operations, FORMADEG), 0248814997
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