The Forum of Ghanaian Elders (TGFE) has cautioned the public against the use of abusive language in the media space as the nation prepares to elect a new government.
The TFGE gave this warning at a media interaction in Accra yesterday.
Speaking at the press conference, former General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, Most Rev. Aboagye Mensah reminded journalists of how unguided speech resulted in a fatal civil war in Rwanda.
Furthermore, he advised that every speech made in this political season should be ethically sound as careless talk had the ability to send the nation to its knees.
Speaking further, he commended the sound relationship that has existed among the various ethnic groups in the country.
“The relationship between Christian and Muslim is one of the best anywhere in the world.” – he said
“During my time as the general secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, a team of Nigerians visited us to learn from us concerning the peaceful co-existence between Christians and Muslims in the country” – he added
The press conference was under the theme “The Magic of The Spoken Work; Careless Talk Cost Lives”
It was spearheaded by former minister of state, Mr. Badu Nkansah, Veteran Broadcaster Joe Lartey and Most Rev. Aboagye Mensah, former general secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana and presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church, Ghana.