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Youth advocate calls for decency among political communicators

By Radio Mak

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A Youth Activist, Mr. Tahiru Lukman has called on Political Party Communicators in the country to desist from politics of insults as it had nothing to offer them than to destroy their moral values.
He said “Ghana democratic credentials have been praise as one of the best in Sub- Sahara Africa and Africa at large” but that politics of insult could mar this achievement.
Mr. Lukman made the call in a statement in Wa on Tuesday and said “the youth of Ghana could be described as ‘a shame’ as most of them engaged in politics of insult and equalization”.
The statement also urged political parties to engage credible party communicators who could propagate the agenda of the party positively and added that it was not anyone who could speak good English or other local languages was a good communicator.

Please read the full statement bellow.

Subject: Press Statement
Date: 16th April, 2019
Politics of Insults will only destroy our moral values – Youth Activist advices party communicators in the Upper West Region
Ghana democratic credentials have been praise as one of the best in Sub- sahara Africa and Africa at large. Despite the significant gains Ghana have recorded in the decades in terms of advancing her democratic gains, the youth of Ghana could be described as ‘a shame’ as most of them engaged in politics of insult and equalization. Sadly, most party communicators in the Upper West Region of Ghana have learnt the norms that have been norms in elsewhere in Ghana. It is a pity that, young men who by default and lack of competence in their political parties youth base become communicators and the only think they know to do best is to run insults and heckle distinguished communicators and or social commentators in the air waves.
It is important to stress that, the only way to advance the communication of your political parties is to appreciate your party’s ideologies, policies of the government; party’s manifesto and give constructive criticism. More so, one needs to be abreast with economic paradigms, agriculture, jobs creation, social welfare, infrastructure, educations and other sectors. I have become a victims of such an embarrassing attitudes of some uncultured party communicators and will not allow anybody who doesn’t understand politics and comparative governance to even share a platform and or disrespect me in that regard.
We are a region that has divergent religious orientation and unique cultural heritage where social norms, values and moral significance, respect to the elder helps to maintained our social order. We cannot destroy these rich gains through unethical political culture.
I therefore admonished party’s in the Upper West Region, especially the NPP and the NDC to constitutes credible party communicators to do their bidding positively. It is not everybody who speech English or good local dilate like, Waale or Dagaare that can become a communicator.
From: Tahiru Lukman
Youth Activist / Development Consultant
Wa, Upper West Region
(Tel: 0209154057)
To: All Media Houses

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