Ghana Journalists Association mourns Edward Ameyibor

Accra, June 24, GNA
– The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has described the late Edward Yao
Ameyibor as a media legend and believe he deserves a space in the annals of the
GJA.

Undoubtedly, under
his stewardship as President, the GJA gained more recognition and made bigger
impact in national affairs.

Edward Ameyibor,
affectionately called “Oga” was a mighty man in the media, particularly the
GJA. He also served as the GJA representative in the Consultative Assembly that
drafted the 1992 Constitution, the supreme law of Ghana upon which our
democracy and essence as a nation thrive.

A tribute to the
memory said Oga brought a lot of dynamism to the Association through which
journalism in Ghana discovered its prestige, pride and decency. As the anchor
of the old order of the GJA leadership, his swift sprint paved the way for the
new order of leadership to take over.

Within the media
fraternity, the number of journalists, Oga fathered and mentored is
uncountable.

He prepared the
head, the heart and the hand of many journalists to push their pen for the development
of self and country.

“Oga had open arms
that embraced everyone and warm smile directed towards all, whether young or
old, tall or short, fat or slim. Like magnet, he had a unique ability to pull
people around him”.

He was humble,
respectful and always desired to help people. Also, he was very jovial and
planted joy everywhere he went. Indeed, the beauty of the GJA has fallen!

“That is why we take
inspiration from David to tell his story in our media houses and schools and
publish same in the history books of the GJA, lest the daughters of ingratitude
rejoice,” the GJA stated.

The GJA noted:
“Again, like David, we will tell our children – the new generation of
journalists about the story of Edward Ameyibor, affectionately called ‘Oga’ in
order to immortalize his name.

GNA

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