By: Ewoenam Kpodo | Voltaonlinegh |
Accra Breweries Limited (ABL), producers of Club Premium Lager, Club Shandy, Castle Milk Stout, Eagle Lager and Beta Malt, has donated alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages worth GH¢800.00 to the Volta Region chapter of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA).
The presentation on Thursday was to support the Association in the Volta/Oti Regions in celebrating this year’s World Press Freedom Day.
Other entities including Doelyne Agriculture Shop, sports wears producers, Paul’s Fashion and Power Distribution Services (PDS) had also towards donated towards the regional celebrations.
Volta Regional Business Development Representative, Francis Livingston Agyei who presented the items on behalf of Corporate Affairs Director, ABL, Adwoa Arthur said there has been an existing relationship between ABL and the Association at the national and that the company was ready to extend that to the Volta Region chapter.
Mr. Agyei said the gesture was also to appreciate the media for the important role they played in sustaining democracy and peaceful environment for businesses including ABL to thrive.
He wished media practitioners in the two regions happy celebrations on Friday and promised that his outfit would be with them for the celebrations.
Volta Regional Chairman, GJA, A.B. Kafui Kanyi, thanked ABL for the donation saying, such supports were necessary to help the media to continue playing its important role for national development.
Mr. Kanyi called on other businesses to be supportive of the media to help address professional issues for the good of the society.
The Chairman earlier in the day, made similar call in a phone interview with Global FM and, in the studio of Volta Star Radio (both based in Ho) on twin topics of Volta Press Centre and the World Press Freedom Day celebrations.
Regarding events to mark the Day, Mr. Kanyi said there would be a route march from the regional office of the Ghana News Agency (GNA) through the principal streets of the Ho Township together with personnel of the security agencies, and civic society organisations among others to the forecourt of Volta Press Centre for a symposium.
According to him, the symposium on the theme, “Media-Security Relation and Election 2020” would empanel among others, security experts to confer on issues including collaboration between the media and security agencies for peaceful elections next year.
World Press Freedom Day, simply World Press Day is a universal observance day marked every May 3 to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of speech and to remind governments of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression.