GJA To Hold Memorial Service For Late Dr Godwin Aikins On Tuesday

The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) will hold a memorial service on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, for the late Dr Isaac Godwin Kweku Aikins, who was the first Ghanaian General Manager of the Ghana News Agency (GNA).

The Late Dr Isaac Godwin Kweku Aikins

The memorial service will be held at 10am prompt at the Ghana International Press Centre in Accra.

Past and present staff of the GNA, members of the media fraternity, especially retired and senior journalists, are expected to attend the ceremony which will be held under strict COVID-19 safety protocols.

Family members of the late senior colleague will also be present.

The National Executive of the GJA urges all sympathisers to endeavour to attend the ceremony.

The late Dr Aikins, who was formerly known as Dr George Tutu Anim until he changed his name, died on October 2, 2020 at the age of 91.

After joining the GNA in 1958, he was appointed General Manager in 1961.

The late Dr Aikins rendered enormous service to the GJA. From 1962 to 1964, he served as the General Secretary of the Association of Ghanaian Journalists, which preceded the GJA.

Later, after joining UNESCO, he used his influence in the organization to support media development in Ghana. In 2006, he served as Chairman of the GJA Media Awards Committee.

In August 2019, at the celebration of the GJA 70th anniversary at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra, his family announced in his honour a sponsorship packagen for a GJA Award category on “Ethical Journalism” with a prize worth Ghc9,000 to mark his 90th birthday that year. Indeed, the GJA has lost an illustrious son who deserves a pride of place in the annals of the Association.

Kofi Yeboah
(General Secretary)

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa


GJA Ethics & Disciplinary Council Develops Strategic Plan

ACCRA, June 29, 2020 (GJA) – THE Ethics & Disciplinary Council (EDC) of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has developed a strategic plan to guide its operations and calling for more powers to discharge its mandate firmly.

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The strategic plan focuses on promoting high ethical and professional standards among journalists and other media practitioners.

The document titled ‘Strategic Direction of the Ethics and Disciplinary Council of the Ghana Journalists Association’ highlights the vision, mission and goals of the EDC, as well as some key challenges of the media industry in Ghana and how to navigate them.

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It was developed five months after the inauguration of the EDC and, according to the Council Chairman, Col Mbawine Atintande, “this is our humble contribution to how we want GJA to be”.

Col Atintande, who presented the strategic plan to the National Executive of the GJA at the Ghana International Press Centre in Accra Monday, called for an amendment of the GJA Constitution to prolong the tenure of the Council and make it more independent.

He said such amendment would strengthen the EDC and enable it to discharge its mandate more effectively.

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The GJA President, Affail Monney, thanked members of the EDC for the good job done and their dedication to duty. He said the National Executive would study the document and ensure the full implementation of its objectives.

Other members of the Ethics & Disciplinary Council of the GJA are Ebo Quansah, General Manager of Ghanaian Chronicle; Ellen Avorgbedor, former Central Regional Director of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation; Nanabanyin Dadson, former Editor of Graphic Showbiz, and Osei Kwadwo, private legal practitioner and lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Journalism. The Council has Seth J. Bokpe of theghanareport.com as Secretary.

Story: Sheila Satori Mensa