Replacement Kwasi Gyan-Apenteng elected Chairman of National Media C'ssion

He replaces Ambassador Kabral Blay-Amihere, who has served his term at the Commission.

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Kwasi Gyan-Apenteng elected Chairman of National Media C'ssion

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Kwasi Gyan-Apenteng has been unanimously elected as Chairman of the National Media Commission.

This was at the Commission's first meeting held on November 30, 2015.

He replaces Ambassador Kabral Blay-Amihere, who has served his term at the Commission.

Mr. Gyan-Apenteng is currently providing training for both state and private sector institutions and is a columnist for the Mirror Newspaper.

A statement by the Commission signed by Mr. George Sarpong, Executive Secretary said Mr. Kwasi Gyan-Apenteng is a Consultant in Communication, Media and Culture.

He is currently President of the Ghana Association of Writers. He comes to the Commission with extensive experience having practised for nearly forty years as a reporter, editor, writer, teacher and trainer.

The statement said Mr. Kwasi Gyan-Apenteng began work formally as a journalist at Daily Graphic in 1982 as Staff Writer. He subsequently became Foreign News Editor and later had a stint as acting Editor.

He was then appointed editor of the Mirror where he introduced new features which have endured till today.

Mr. Gyan-Apenteng started writing for newspapers and also contributing to radio and TV programmes during his student days at University of Ghana, Legon.

He was also the host of Builders of Tomorrow and later Talking Point on GTV.

Mr. Gyan-Apenteng relocated to the United Kingdom where he co-founded Ghana News magazine before being invited to be the Deputy and Acting Editor of West Africa magazine. He also founded and edited African Topics magazine, the only Pan-African publication dedicated to governance and human rights, the statement added.

He also worked with the Third World Network, Cultural Initiatives Support Programme, the European Union Culture Fund for Ghana, among others as a communications expert.

He also served as a part time lecturer at Vauxhall College in London and the European University Centre for Peace Studies in Austria.

Below is the full list of the new NMC members:

NO      NAME                                                  CONSTITUENCY  

1         Nana Addo Gyau Akabisa II                   Ghana National Association of Teachers  

2         Mr Ernest Benjamin Kakra Essamuah    National Council of Women & Development  

3         Hon Fritz Frederic Baffour                      Parliament House  

4         Hon Osei Bonsu Amoah                        Parliament HouseHouse  

5         Hon Richard Mawuli Quashigah              Parliament House  

6         Mr Williams Orleans Oduro                    Ghana Bar Association  

7         Mr Samuel Attah-Mensah                      Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association  

8         Mr Kwasi Gyan Apenteng                      Ghana Journalists Association

9         Dr Doris Yaa Dartey                             Ghana Journalists Association  

10       Dr Perpetua  S. Dadzie                         Ghana Library Association  

11       Mr Perry P.K. Ofosu                              Ghana Institute of Journalism  

12       Mr Kingsley Ofei-Nkansah                     Trades Union Congress (Ghana)  

13       Alhaj Noor-Deen Saeed                         Muslim Group  

14       Apostle Abraham Ofori-Kuragu              Christian Group  

15       Mrs Gina Blay                                     Private Newspaper Publishers  Association of Ghana  

16       Mr Orlando Baeta                                Advertisers Association of Ghana  

17       Mr Francis Kwarteng Arthur                  Office of the President  

18       Mr Kwesi Pratt Jnr.                              Office of the President                                                  

NMC  KEY STAFF

1 Mr George Sarpong                                     Executive Secretary  

2 Mr Alex Katey Bannerman                           Deputy Executive Secretaries  

3 Ms Paula Sanziri                                        Administrative Officer  

4 Mr Kofi Nyantakyi                                        Private Secretary

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