The District Chief Executive for Ellembelle, Hon. Kwasi Bonzoh has called on journalists to hold the District Assembly in check and use the right channels to probe where necessary to ensure the free flow of information to the citizens.

He explained that the existence of the Assembly is to serve the people so that the impact of governance will be felt by the local people.

He made this known at the climax of a proactive communication with media and citizens workshop organized by the DW Akadamie and Media Foundation for West Africa at Nkroful.

According to him, the journalists’ quest to provide useful information will help to attain an informed society as well as shape the opinions the public hold about the District Assembly.

Hon. Bonzoh pledged the Assembly’s commitment to work closely with the media and also appealed to the workshop organizers to consider Ellembelle District in it follow up trainings.

The Chairman for National Media Commission Nana Kwesi Gyan-Appenteng who is one of the facilitators indicated that the level of interest by the District Chief Executive has made the training in Ellembelle extraordinary.

He observed that, the trainees humbled themselves in the course of the workshop adding that a lot had been achieved in the few days and as well applauded the facilitators for their commitment towards the training.

He therefore, prevailed upon the media and the Assembly to put to use all the knowledge acquired adding that the citizens need information to make decisions. He mentioned that when this is done, the motive behind the training will be realized.

The workshop which lasted for a week, took both Assembly staff and journalist through press conference, press statements, interviews and others. It ended with the presentation of certificates, USB drives and group photograph.