The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has announced Friday, November 13, 2020 as the date it will hold its general elections to elect new national and regional executives.
The last GJA elections were held on Friday, September 29, 2017 followed by the inauguration of the elected executives on Friday, November 17, 2017.
The three-year tenure of the current national and regional executives, therefore, expires on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
The new national and regional executives who will be elected into office will steer the affairs of the association for the next three years.
At the national level, nominations will be opened for the positions of President, Vice President, General Secretary, National Organising Secretary, Treasurer and Public Affairs Officer.
At the regional level, elections will be held in all the 16 regions and nominations will be opened for the positions of Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer.
In a stated issued and signed by the General Secretary of GJA, Kofi Yeboah, a three-member Elections Committee has been appointed to conduct and supervise the elections.
It is chaired by Osei Kwadwo, a private legal practitioner and lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ).
The other members are Doris Kuwornu, the Vice President of the Ghana Association of Writers (GAW) and Peter Agbeko, the Head of Public Relations of the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA).
Also, a three-member Election Dispute Adjudication Committee (EDAC) has been appointed with Marian Kyei, a private legal practitioner and media consultant as chairperson.
The other members are Tanko Zakaria, a private legal practitioner and lecturer at the GIJ, and Sylvia Annoh, the acting Director of Public Affairs of the Electoral Commission.
In line with the elections, September 30, 2020 has been set as the cut-off date for members in good standing who will be eligible to vote.
Source:A1Radioonline.com|101.1MHZ|William Nlanjerbor JALULAH/Ghana