The Savannah Regional Minister, Alhaji Salifu Adam Braimah, has advocated the need for the media to focus more on issues that will advance the socio-economic development of the country.
He said the five regions of the North have lots of agricultural, tourism and other economic potentials that, if given the needed attention by way of good media reportage, could help attract investors and development to that part of the country.
Mr. Braimah made the call when the Executive Director of Countrywise Communication, Raymond Vuol, led a group of journalists shortlisted for the 3rd edition of “The Harmattan Awards for Development Journalism” to pay a courtesy call on the Minister at his office at Damongo, the Savannah Regional capital.
Touching on tourism, the minister said the region has lots of tourism potential including the Mole National Park, which he says holds huge investment opportunities.
On agriculture sector, he noted that the region has vast, fertile and arable land that can be tapped into to boost food security.
For his part, Mr. Vuol commended the Minister and the Savannah Regional Coordinating Council for their support towards the organisation of the awards programme.
The Harmattan Awards for Development Journalism is an annual awards scheme by Countrywise Communication, a media and development communication organisation based in Tamale in the Northern Region.
Since 2017, more than 20 journalists have been honoured for their efforts in promoting development journalism especially in the area of agriculture and climate change.
This year’s edition under the theme: “The Role of The Media in Discovering Our Agricultural Potential”, will recognise and celebrate dedicated and hardworking agriculture sector journalists for their contributions in the 2019 year under review.
The awards is being organised by Countrywise Communication in partnership with the Savannah Regional Coordinating Council.