President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed broadcast journalist Paul Adom-Otchere as the board chairman of the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL).
The seven-member GACL board also includes Mr Yaw Kwakwa, the Managing Director of the company, Mr Teye Adjrackor, nominee of the President; Mr Kwabena Mantey Jectey Nyarko, nominee of the President; Madam Philomina Sam, nominee of the President; Mr Francis Kofi Nunoo, Ministry of Transport; and Group Captain Cervase Wienaa.
It will be recalled that Mr Adom-Otchere was also on the board of the National Communications Authority (NCA) during President Akufo-Addo’s first term.
He is the host of Good Evening Ghana on Metro TV and has in the past faced criticisms of skewing his analyses and editorials in favour of persons in his good books on the show.
In a recent interview on Citi FM, Mr Adom Otchere addressed the critics, stating that he uses his platform to give support to promising individuals that he personally believes in.
He said: “I can be a journalist and decide that I know someone and I have observed him from parliament. I think that he should run for President. The day that person runs for President, I will use my newspaper to support him, that is also fair.
“It is very legitimate as a journalist. It is not an agenda, but it is setting out to use our platform to support a politician that you have observed, and you believe in. It is not an agenda. An agenda is creating what does not exist. That is what an agenda is. So I am not an agenda journalist”.