The Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr Kwadwo Nyamekye-Marfo, has called on the various municipal and district assemblies (MDAs) in the region to patronise Graphic Nsempa, a weekly newspaper published by the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) for the Brong Ahafo and Ashanti regions.
He said the publication had helped to bring the development challenges confronting the assemblies in the two regions to the fore and would enable all stakeholders to find a lasting solution to them and also publicise their activities.
He added that the publication was also the first bilingual newspaper which presented the same news stories in English and Akan, thereby giving its readers the opportunity to read the news in their native language.
Mr Nyamekye-Marfo said this when the Brong Ahafo Regional Manager of the GCGL, Mr. Charles Addo Bampoe, called on him at his office to congratulate and present to him some souvenirs of the company.
The regional minister also lauded the management and staff of GCGL for promoting the region and the activities of the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) through the various publications of the company.
He said since he assumed office as the regional minister, he had received a lot of support from the various media houses in the region, especially from GCGL.
Mr Nyamekye-Marfo expressed regret over the incident that happened last year in which some media personnel were attacked at the BA@50 Awards ceremony and gave the assurance that such an incident would not recurr.
Ealier, Mr Bampoe appealed to the Minister and the RCC to use its offices to impress on the various MDAs in the region to patronise Graphic Nsempa and other publications of the GCGL to enable them to also enjoy maximum coverage.
He stated that the GCGL would continue to work with the RCC for their mutual benefits and the development of the region.