A NEW bi-monthly magazine, Style Magazine, which aims at offering its readership lighthearted and lively writing has been launched in Accra.
Style Magazine, intends carrying mainly entertainment, fashion, social issues, lifestyle, health, parent, relationships and financial education news of people everywhere.
Magazine, intends carrying mainly entertainment, fashion, social issues, lifestyle, health, parent, relationships and financial education news of people everywhere.
It aims to break the myth that Ghanaians donít like reading.
The Managing Editor, Edith Efua Hiagble, said "Style Magazine intends to make every page attractive, readable and understandable to all age groups".
She said that though many magazines fizzle out because of high publishing cost which is translated into high cover price, "Our dream of discovering the new Ghanaian reader can only become conscious when the cover price of our magazine is made affordable for the ordinary Ghanaian".
Ms Hiagbe, said driven by the desire for professional excellence and the need to ensure balance of readership in terms of social status, religion, culture and dynamism, style magazine promise to bring out the best through responsible journalism.
Mrs Oboshie Sai Cofie, Minister for Information and National Orientation who was represented by Nana Akosua Haizel, her personal assistant, said the media play a very important role in shaping the character of the public, especially, the youth.
"With the awareness of the impact of the media in mind, it is my hope that publishers would be mindful of the stories they carry to ensure that the reading public is well informed at all times," she said.
She urged Style Magazine to use their medium to promote ideals of national orientation which encourage us to be proud of our Ghanaian attitude, patriotism and a spirit of Ghana first, Can-do-it attitude, productivity and accountability and dedication and discipline.
The Guest Speaker, Mr Kwesi Pratt Jnr, Managing Editor of Insight, advised the publishers of Style Magazine to stay focused and be committed to the magazine to ensure their perpetual stay in the business since magazine publication in Ghana is challenging.
The first copy of the magazine was bought by Togbe Nana Alloh who represented the Awomefia of Asogli Traditional Area as chairman at Ę5,000,000.