Mr. Gabriel Bosompem, Campaign Chairman of the current President of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) and Mr. Kobby Asmah of the Daily Graphic have been appointed by the Executive Committee of the GJA to replace Mr Roland Affail Monney the Immediate Past President of the Association, and Mr. Bright Blewu, a former General Secretary on the  National Media Commission (NMC) board.

The Executive Committee has also appointed a former President of the GJA and current Chairman of the Ghana News Agency (GNA) Board, Mr Ransford Tetteh to replace Lawyer Osei Kwadwo Adow as its representative on the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC).

These new appointments were contained in a release signed by the General Secretary of the GJA, Mr Kofi Yeboah.

According to the release both nominations take effect from Monday, August 1, 2022, and have a consequential effect, including any other body that the GJA representatives may serve on, flowing from their membership of the NMC and PIAC, respectively.

“The decision to replace the GJA representatives on the NMC was taken at a National Executive meeting held on Monday, July 25, 2022, at the Ghana International Press Centre in Accra.

“The decision was pursuant to Article 166(1)(b) of the 1992 Constitution, Section 5(1)(b) of the National Commission Act, 1993 (Act 449) (applicable to NMC decision) and Article 15(b)(vii) of the GJA Constitution 2004 (also applicable to both NMC and PIAC decision).

Article 166(1)(b) of the 1992 Constitution and Section 5(1)(b) of Act 449 provide that the membership of the NMC shall include two representatives nominated by the GJA, while Article 15(b)(vii) of the GJA Constitution mandates the National Executive to “appoint GJA representatives to statutory bodies, “Portions of the statement said.

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Below is the full release.

Kobby Asmah, Gabriel Bosompem To Replace Affail Monney, Bright Blewu On NMC; Nana Kwaku Dei (Ransford Tetteh) To Replace Osei Kwadwo Adow On PIAC
ACCRA, July 26, 2022 (GJA) — The National Executive of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has nominated Vincent Kobby Asmah and Gabriel Bosompem to replace Affail Monney and Bright Blewu as its representatives on the National Media Commission (NMC).

The National Executive has also nominated Nana Kwaku Dei (a.k.a. Ransford Tetteh) to replace Osei Kwadwo Adow as its representative on the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC).

Both nominations take effect from Monday, August l, 2022 and have consequential effect, including any other body that the GJA representatives may serve on, flowing from their membership of the NMC and PIAC, respectively.

Mr Asmah is the Editor of the Daily Graphic, Mr Bosompem is a former Production Manager of TV3 (Media General) and Nana Kwaku Dei is a former President of the GJA and former Acting Managing Director of the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL).

The decision to replace the GJA representatives on the NMC was taken at a National Executive meeting held on Monday, July 25, 2022, at the Ghana International Press Centre in Accra. The decision was pursuant to Article 166(1)(b) of the 1992 Constitution, Section 5(1)(b) of the National Commission Act, 1993 (Act 449) (applicable to NMC decision) and Article 15(b)(vii) of the GJA Constitution 2004 (also applicable to both NMC and PIAC decision).

Article 166(1)(b) of the 1992 Constitution and Section 5(1)(b) of Act 449 provide that the membership of the NMC shall include two representatives nominated by the GJA, while Article 15(b)(vii) of the GJA Constitution mandates the National Executive to “appoint GJA representatives to statutory bodies”.

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The National Executive wishes to clarify that the decision to replace the GJA representatives on the NMC and PIAC is grounded in good faith.
Indeed, the National Executive acknowledges the invaluable service rendered by Messrs Monney, Blewu and Adow in diverse ways to the GJA over the years, and highly commends them for the great honour done the Association in service.

While wishing them well in their future endeavours, the National Executive hopes they will continue to offer their services to the Association whenever duty and GJA call.

Kofi Yeboah
(General Secretary)

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