The United Press for Development Network (UPDN) has asked the government to provide stimulus package for the media following the role in helping fight against the coronavirus infection in Ghana.
The UPDN commended the Government for the decision to provide stimulus package, tax exemption, feeding grants for all front line workers, Police, Military Officials among others.
A statement signed by Kofi Asante Mensah, President of UPDN said : “ Since the announcement by President Akufo-Addo on Sunday April 5, 2020, we have observed massive enthusiasm among the aforementioned officials, this we believe will help in combating the Novel Coronavirus.
“UPDN is by this statement appealing to Government to immediately consider some stimulus package for the media which is at the forefront of disseminating information and leading public education nationwide.
‘As we encourage the media to pay attention to all safety protocols, UPDN calls on government to support the inky fraternity in the provision of PPE’s to enable and enhance field reportage in the wake of the deadly COVID – 19.
“The Media plays a very critical and pivotal role in winning this “global insurgency” and the earlier we retool them the better.”