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Professor Karikari appointed Graphic Communications Group chairperson

The founder of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Professor Kwame Karikari has been appointed Chairperson of the Graphic Communications Group.

Prof. Emmanuel Adow Obeng has also been appointed as Chairperson of Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC).

Very Rev. Ama Afo-Blay is to chair New Times Corporation whereas Prof. Olivia Kwapong Chairs Ghana News Agency (GNA).

This was in in accordance with Article 168 of the 1992 Constitution and section 2(1)(e) of the National Media Commission Act, 1993 (Act 449).

The National Media Commission (NMC) in consultation with the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo appointed these persons and others as Chairpersons and members of governing boards of public corporations to manage State-owned media houses.

A statement issued by the NMC said the swearing-in of the boards will start next week.

Graphic Communications Group Limited will fall on October 30, 2017, New Times Corporation – October 31, 2017, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation – November 1, 2017 and Ghana News Agency – November 2, 2017.

Read details of NMC’s statement:

APPOINTMENT OF BOARD MEMBERS OF STATE OWNED MEDIA

In accordance with Article 168 of the 1992 Constitution and section 2(1)(e) of the National Media Commission Act, 1993 (Act 449), the National Media Commission has, in consultation with His Excellency the President, appointed the underlisted as Chairpersons and other members of governing boards of public corporations managing the state-owned media:

GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS GROUP LIMITED

1. Prof Kwame Karikari – Chairperson

2. Ms. Adjoa Yeboa Afari

3. Mr. Bismarck Emmanuel Badu

4. Mr. Osei Afriyie

5. Dr. Rita Larsen Reindorf

6. Nana Otuo Acheampong

7. Dr. Mawuli Adjei

8. Mohammed Yusuf Twumasi

9. Managing Director

GHANA BROADCASTING CORPORATION

1. Prof Emmanuel Adow Obeng – Chairperson

2. Ing. Henry A. Kanor

3. Nii Kwate Owoo

4. Michael Adumatta Nyantekyi

5. Mrs. Alexina Naa Ahima Arthur

6. Naval Capt. Kamal-Deen Ali

7. Ms. Roberta Gardiner

8. Mr. John Armstrong Yaw Klinogo

9. Dr. Diana Dzane

10. Director-General

NEW TIMES CORPORATION

1. Very Rev. Ama Afo-Blay – Chairperson

2. Ms. Ivy Austin

3. Alex Kwadwo Boateng

4. Mr. Francis Fritz Andoh

5. Mr. Yaw Awuku Lokko

6. Mrs. Elizabeth Oduro Mensah

7. Mrs. Vesta E Adu-Gyamfi

8. Managing Director

GHANA NEWS AGENCY

1. Prof Olivia Kwapong – Chairperson 2. Dr. Sarah Akrofi Quarcoo

3. Charles Acheampong

4. Mr. Kofi Boakye

5. Ms. Ellen Avorgbedor

6. Dr. Kwame Nyamekye

7. Mr. Albert Sam

8. General Manager

The swearing-in of the boards shall be as follows:

Graphic Communications Group Limited – October 30, 2017

New Times Corporation – October 31, 2017

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation – November 1, 2017

Ghana News Agency – November 2, 2017

GEORGE SARPONG EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

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