Chronicle wins award … For assisting in promoting peace
From Ernest Best Anane, Kumasi
The European Union Peace Network for Africa (EUPNA), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) and member of the United Nations Information Centre, has awarded a plaque of honour to the staff and management of the Ashanti Regional bureau of The Chronicle newspaper for its role in assisting the NGO in promoting peace in the country.
Rev. Isaac Baffour Adjei, President of EUPNA, on behalf of the board and management of the European Union Peace Network for Africa (EUPNA), presented the certificate to the paper in the Kumasi office.
He said during the short ceremony that the honour was for the exhibition of true patriotism by the paper in championing the ideals of the NGO through its publications.
The EUPNA President said having played the role of assisting in the promotion of peace, which was an important ingredient that any society needs to foster development and co-existence in the country, his outfit deemed it fit to recognise the role, hence the award.
He took the opportunity and appealed to the Electoral Commission (EC) that despite the clearance of CI78 by Parliament, the new constituencies should not be part of this year’s elections in order not to create confusion, as it could disfranchise thousands of voters.
The Deputy Editor of the paper and head of the Kumasi Bureau, Mr. Sebastian R. Freiku, received the certificate of honour on behalf of the management and staff of the paper.
He encouraged the NGO to intensify its efforts at educating members of the general public and promote peace in the country, now that the country was gearing up for the December General elections.
The Editor, inspired by the recognition, assured the NGO that the paper would always be at the service of groups, organisations and bodies which work for the interest and good of the general public.
Present at the presentation was Mr. Richard Opoku Adjei, EUPNA Secretary, and staff of The Chronicle.
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