Albert Kwabena Dwumfour has been chosen President of the Ghana Journalists Association, GJA after the National and Regional Elections reached a conclusion yesterday, June 24, 2022.
He surveyed 233 votes to lead Ghana’s Fourth Estate for the following two years pulsating his competitors Dave Agbenu (142 votes) of Ghanaian Times and Gayheart Mensah (181 votes).
A sum of 11 hopefuls challenged for different public situations with two individuals challenging for the Vice-Presidential and Treasurer spaces unopposed. They are; Linda Asante and Audrey Dekalu.
In the General Secretary position, Kofi Yeboah beat Akwasi Agyemang of Adom Fm to hold the position.
GBCGhanaOnline’s Editor-In-Chief, Rebecca Ekpe was elected Public Affairs Officer. With the highest vote in the elections, she beat Ceasar Abagali of GNA.
Dominic Hlordzi of GBC beat his contender, Mary Mensah of Graphic to win the Organising Secretary position.
Vice President and Treasurer were retained by Linda Asante of GNA and Audrey Dekalu of GNA respectively as they went unopposed.
Meanwhile, there was a fight that almost brought about fisticuffs during the counting of decisions in favor of the official competitors at GBC Center – the biggest supporters of the GJA.
This was because of worries raised by a surveying specialist of one of the official competitors over some polling form paper which were thumb printed with the permanent ink.
Some cops were brought in to keep up with harmony however later the issue was settled by an authority from the Electoral Commission for the building up to continue.
SPEEC BY GJA PRESIDENT ELECT