GJA Marks 70th Anniversary

Roland Affail Monney – GJA President

The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) will commemorate its 70th Birthday today, at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra.

The GJA on 15th August 1949 was birthed to promote high journalistic standards, media freedoms and welfare of journalists. It was also meant to defend journalists against abuse by state and non-state actors.

A statement issued and signed by the GJA General Secretary, Kofi Yeboah, stated that the commemoration of the 70th anniversary will involve the cutting of anniversary cake and reflections on the history and relevance of the JGA by some distinguished personalities, with Prof. H. Kwasi Prempeh, the Chairman of the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), as the Guest Speaker.

It stated that other key speakers include; Ambassador Kabral Blay-Amihere, former GJA President; Most Rev. Prof Emmanuel Asante, the Chairman of the National Peace Council (NPC), and Dr G.T. Anim, the first Ghanaian General Manager of the Ghana News Agency (GNA).

The statement explained further that the Representatives of key partners will also deliver goodwill messages.

They include the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA), Private Newspaper Publishers Association of Ghana (PRINPAG), UNESCO Ghana, and the US Embassy in Accra.

The event will be chaired by Ambassador David Anagletey, former Ghana Ambassador to Togo and Director-General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation.

BY Daniel Bampoe