GJA to hold Public Lecture on GNA in Perspective on Tuesday

Accra, Oct. 13,
GNA – The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) will on Tuesday, October 15,
organise its third 70
th Anniversary Public Lecture with a spotlight on the evaluation of the
role of the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in national democracy and development.

The GJA 70th Anniversary Public Lectures are designed to address critical issues in
the media industry with the view to enhancing its role in the country’s
democracy and development.

In a release
issued by the General Secretary of the Association, Kofi Yeboah and copied to
the Ghana News Agency  GNA has, over the
years, played a critical role in the promotion of democracy and development
through the gathering and dissemination of information.

“In recent
times, however, the once-upon-a-time influential state-owned media and the only
wire service in the country, has suffered in diverse ways, chiefly inadequate
funds and logistics for effective and efficient operation, thus, losing its
clout as the mother of media institutions in Ghana as far as news gathering and
dissemination are concerned”.

It has
therefore invited Nana Ap
pau Dua, a
former General Manager to speak on the topic: “Efficient Newsgathering and
Dissemination for Democracy and National Integration: The Role of the Ghana
News Agency”.

The venue for
the public will be at the Ghana International Press Centre in Accra, at 1000
hours and the former General Manager will 
discuss what may have gone wrong with the GNA and how best to reposition
the Agency to remain relevant in the promotion of democracy and national

“The National
Executive of the GJA believes the GNA is a national asset that must be
adequately resourced to enable it discharge its functions effectively”, the
release said.

The public
lecture the release noted would be attended by media practitioners, academics,
politicians, civil society activists, students and representatives of
international partners of the GJA.


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