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General News of Thursday, 31 July 2003

Source: GNA

Nominations for GJA poll close


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Accra, July 31, GNA - Two Senior Journalists would contest for the post of National President of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) when Journalists go to the polls on August 21 to elect National Executives. Mr Mawusi Afele, GJA Election Officer said Mr Yaw Boadu Ayeboafoh, Editor of the Daily Graphic and Mr Yaw Owusu-Addo, Director of News, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation had filed their papers when nominations closed on Thursday.

He said Mr George Frank Asmah, Features Editor of Ghanaian Times and Mr Bright Blewu, a freelance Journalist, were returned unopposed as Vice President and Secretary, respectively.

The Vice Secretary slot would be another straight fight between Mr Ken Nunoo, News Editor of the Evening News and Mr Affail Monney, Chief Editor at the GBC.

Two ladies, Ms Yaa Oforiwaah Acquah, Senior Editor at Ghana News Agency (GNA) and Ms Tina Aforo-Yeboah, Acting Features Editor of Ghanaian Times would contest for the position of Treasurer.

Three members, Mr Gideon Sackitey of the GNA Economics Desk, Mr James MaCauley, Assistant Editor of New Times Corporation and Mr Matthew McKwame of the Ghana Institute of Journalism would contest for two slots of Executive Members.

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