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General News of Monday, 27 May 2019


Former President Kufuor to launch GJA 70th anniversary

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor will launch the 70th Anniversary of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast in Accra at 10am prompt.

The launching ceremony will be chaired by Dr Daniel McKorley, the Chief Executive Officer of McDan Group of Companies.

A statement issued by Kofi Yeboah, General Secretary of the GJA said government officials, members of the Diplomatic Corps, former presidents and national executive members of the GJA, veteran and senior journalists, representatives of corporate Ghana and other dignitaries have been invited to the ceremony.

The GJA 70th Anniversary celebration is on the theme: Democracy, freedom and independence of the media in Ghana: 70 years of GJA’s contribution. Members of the National Planning Committee (NPC) to oversee activities for the Platinum Anniversary to be celebrated throughout the country, will be inaugurated as part of the launching ceremony.

The GJA will also use the occasion to honor former President Kufuor for his tremendous support to the Association and efforts at promoting the freedoms and independence of the media. Other individuals and corporate bodies who have supported the cause of the GJA in particular and the media in general over the past decades will also be honoured later.

The National Executive of the GJA wishes to extend profound gratitude to the managements of Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast for sponsoring the venue for the launching ceremony, and Ghana Television, TV3 and Atinka TV for accepting to telecast the ceremony live.