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GJA inaugurates 11-member committee to plan activities for 75th anniversary

GJA inaugurates 11-member committee to plan activities for 75th anniversary

GJA inaugurates 11-member committee to plan activities for 75th anniversary

By Jeremiah Nutsugah

The National Executive of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has inaugurated an 11-member committee to plan activities for the Association’s 75th anniversary this year.

The GJA 75th Anniversary Planning Committee was inaugurated today, Friday, February 23, 2024, at the Ghana International Press Centre in Accra.

Chaired by Godwin Avenorgbo, a former Director of Radio at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), the committee comprises various prominent individuals from the media and legal fields.

The members include Marian Kyei, a media consultant and private legal practitioner; Kobby Asmah, a member of the National Media Commission and former Editor of Graphic; Peter Agbeko, former Head of Public Affairs at the Ghana Standards Authority; Ellen Avorgbedor, former Central Regional Director of the GBC; and Maxwell Kudekor, Eastern Regional Chairman of the GJA.

Completing the roster are Boahene Asamoah, Editor of Graphic Business; Zambaga Rufai, former Western Regional Secretary of the GJA; Alice Tettey, Central Regional Manager of the Ghana News Agency and former Central Regional Chairperson of the GJA; Dr. Etse Sikanku, lecturer at the University of Media, Arts, and Communication; and Mathias Tibu, former Vice President of the GJA.

The committee’s mandate includes planning activities for the 75th anniversary nationwide, commencing from March and culminating in the highlight event in September during this year’s GJA Media Awards. Notably, a significant event is scheduled for August 15, marking the 75th birthday of the GJA.

Addressing the gathering, Ghana Journalists Association President Albert Kwabena Dwumfuor emphasized that the 75th Anniversary should unite journalists and inspire efforts to uphold truth and diligence, steering clear of misinformation.

He underscored the importance of media freedom within the confines of the law, emphasizing transparency and accountability for all media practitioners.

Dwumfuor stressed that media freedom entails responsibility and called for collective guidance in upholding ethical standards.

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