Tamale editors trained on SDGs

The Implementation Committee of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) held a one-day capacity-building training on Monday, 18 March 2019, for editors of media houses in the Northern Region...


The Implementation Committee of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) held a one-day capacity-building training on Monday, 18 March 2019, for editors of media houses in the Northern Region.

The workshop forms part of measures to train journalists on how to incorporate the 17 SDGs, 169 targets and 230 indicators of the United Nations (UN) into their reportage.

The awareness creation campaign is christened: “Leave No One Behind”. The committee is expected to educate pupils of some schools, traders at the markets and other stakeholders in the region.

The SDGs were adopted in 2015 by all UN member states.

Key issues such as the implementation of the SDGs by the government of Ghana and the role of media houses in the implementation process, were presented by various facilitators at the workshop.

In an interview with Class91.3FM’s Northern regional correspondent, Mohammed Gadafi on the sidelines of the training, the Coordinator of the SDG Implementation Committee, Dr Felix Addo-Yobo said the event was part of efforts at mobilising the populace to create awareness about the SDGs and their implementation.

He disclosed that similar campaigns will be organised in the other regions.

One of the targets of the SDGs, goal 16, is to ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms in accordance with national legislation and international agreements. The goal 16 outlines how to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

In the past week, however, three journalists from the Ghanaian Times were brutally assaulted by a police officer while the founder and leader of the Glorious Word and Power Ministry, Rev. Isaac Owusu Bempah, also stormed the premises of Radio XYZ in Accra, in the company of some thugs, to allegedly kill a radio presenter, Mugabe Maase, who had apparently made comments which the cleric was not enthused about.

Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FM



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