GJA will continue to be key stakeholder on national issues - Aspiring General Secretary

BY: Nii Martey M. Botchway
An aspiring General Secretary of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), Mr Edmund Kofi Yeboah
An aspiring General Secretary of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), Mr Edmund Kofi Yeboah

An aspiring General Secretary of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), Mr Edmund Kofi Yeboah, has assured members of the GJA that the association will continue to be a key stakeholder on national issues.

That, he said, would be executed through its professionalism and gatekeeping role of its members to enhance national development and peace.

He said the GJA would remain the platform for addressing national issues and fostering professional development of its members, keeping to standards, promoting and defending press freedom as well as solidarity among its members.

Mr Yeboah, who is seeking re-election as General Secretary of the GJA, gave the assurance when he spoke to the Daily Graphic on the sidelines of his campaign tour at the head office of the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) in Accra.

He noted that aside from responding to critical issues concerning its members, the GJA also served as a platform that addressed national issues and challenges.

"I want to assure you that the GJA will continue to be a key stakeholder in the development of our country, " he said.

He added that he had the qualities suited for the job and desired to work for members of the association.

"I desire to serve members, and I desire to leave a positive legacy for the good of the GJA," he noted.

He said a vote for him was a vote for progress and urged members of the GJA to cast their ballots for him in the interest of the GJA.

"I respectfully urge members to vote in the best interest of the GJA," he said.

Mr Yeboah also gave assurances of his commitment to accept the results of the elections and said he had prepared his handing over notes should the elections not favour him.

He, therefore, urged all other officers, especially those seeking re-election, to do same.

Team player

Mr Yeboah prides himself as a team player.

He said if by the grace of God and benevolence of members’ thumb he was re-elected General Secretary, he was ready to work with whoever was elected into office.

"I will do my utmost to support a team effort to lift the GJA to a higher level. The GJA is bigger than any individual member and it is, therefore, important that we endeavour to uphold the utmost interest of the GJA at all times," he add