Sunday, 03 July

GJA Elections: Dwumfour’s 12-point agenda to transform GJA

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Albert Kwabena Dwumfour

The frontrunner in the upcoming Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) elections, Albert Kwabena Dwumfour, has outlined a 12-point agenda to transform the association and also make it more attractive.

The elections are slated for Friday, June 24, 2022, across the country, and Dwumfour, a versatile media practitioner and PR consultant, is tipped by many to be the next president of the GJA.

Seeking the welfare of journalists is top on his agenda and he has been drumming home this point during his campaign tours.

When he becomes the GJA President, he will work towards affordable accommodation for members and he has already initiated discussions on the project with some estate developers and some banks.  Beneficiary journalists will be required to pay monthly installments while the banks pay upfront.

Dwumfour also intends to finalise the unionization agenda to fight for better remuneration for journalists – public and private.

Below is the 12-point agenda:

GJA ELECTIONS: WHY ALBERT IS THE MAN FOR THE MOMENT

He will;

– Bridge the gap between public and private media practitioners

-Institute Annual Journalists’ Conference- Discuss development & safety of journalists, others

-Improve Operational Competencies of local FM stations to give meaning to Ghana’s bottom-up development model as provided in the 1992 Constitution- (Special capacity building programme for broadcast journalists on local government and national development and their important role in the mix)

-Agenga ‘Vernacular Renaissance’- improving local language use on radio to promote national identity and cohesion, professionally

– Make GJA National and Regional awards more appealing & competitive

-Enhance GJA visibility (Rebranding and have active website and social media presence, GJA cloth)

-Welfare: Work towards affordable accommodation for members- ( In talks with estate developers and banks- the banks will pay for the houses upfront with beneficiary journalists paying the banks monthly), finalise the unionisation agenda to fight for better remuneration for journalists – public and private

-Capacity Building: Regular refresher courses and training, local and abroad- arrangements have already been made with some top universities across the globe

GJA & NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

-Institute Annual National Conversation on Development and Good Governance

REGIONS

-Fully furnished Regional Offices {PRESS CENTERS} (Already in talks with Offices of Lands Commission for such projects, with lessons from Volta GJA)

-Branded vehicles for all regions- (Five almost ready) ETC

-* Support Regional Branches to develop economic activities to fund their programmes/events.

Thank you.

#Journalists Matter, You Matter.

Source: Classfmonline.com