General News of Monday, 20 March 2017
A renowned media consultant, Albert Kwabena Dwumfour, is contesting for the position of Organizing Secretary in the upcoming Ghana Journalists Association( GJA) election slated for 31st March, 2016.
Dwumfour, a former General Manager of Atinka FM is the only private journalist and media practitioner vying for a position in the upcoming election which has always been dominated by members of the state media since the formation of the association.
He was among several candidates vetted on Monday, 13th March, 2017 by the Elections Committee chaired by Mr. Ben Assorow.
The media guru cum businessman believes that it is about time media persons in the private sector were given the chance to serve on the GJA . There is the perception that the GJA leadership has been dominated and fronted by the state media for far too long and that many journalists working with the private media feel alienated.
Mr. Dwumfour who has worked with several media houses including The Independent newspaper, freelance journalist with the Insight and Daily Guide, Managing Editor of Ghanaian Analyst newspaper and who has worked with Atinka FM as the former General Manager as well as the board Secretary of JAM Media Group currently known as Atinka Media Village operators of Atinka FM in Accra, Agyenkwa FM in Kumasi, Ahotor FM in Takoradi and Atinka TV believes that he has what it takes to make the GJA more vibrant and appealing when voted as the Organising Secretary.
Aside his vast media experience, Albert Kwabena Dwumfour popularly known as Asaase by his GIMPA mates and colleagues believes he can use his wide connections as an entrepreneur and businessman to deepen the corporate relationship between the GJA and other entities.
He brings on board vibrant leadership, service with humility and he is also a team player. His core objectives for this contest is to bridge the gap between the state and private media by representing the voice of the private media which is now dominating the media industry in Ghana. He also bring on board his dynamic organising skills where his passion lies most, rich media experience and experience from the world of business and entrepreneurs.
Kwabena Dwumfour is however committed in making the GJA more proactive and vibrant by helping create new programmes at national and regional level that will intend bring journalists across the length and breadth of this country together.
The former student leader of GIMPA and National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) is strongly making the case that the private media must be allowed to serve on the GJA to make it more inclusive and national in character.