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Chairmen of the various boards of the state-owned media have appealed to the National Media Commission (NMC) to consider reviewing the tenure of office of the boards.

According to them, the current term of office of the board members was not sufficient enough to enable them to execute their visions and plans for the state-owned  media.

“If you know what to do as a board then you can easily tell that two years is woefully inadequate,” the Chairman of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) Board, Mr Richard Kwame Asante, said.

He also appealed to the commission to consider renewing the mandate of some board members who performed tremendously.

Mr Asante was speaking on behalf of his colleagues at a reception held by the NMC in Accra last Tuesday for board members and leaders of the state-owned media.

The event provided an opportunity for the state-owned media and the Commission to take stock of the past year, as well as a platform to brainstorm and generate ideas to improve the institutions.

It was also used to celebrate the Chairman of the NMC, Mr Kabral Blay-Amihere, whose tenure of office ends this  year.

Dignitaries at the occasion
Other board chairmen present at the occasion were Prof. Kwame Boasiako Omane-Antwi, New Times Corporation (NTC); Mr Reginald Laryea, Ghana News Agency (GNA), and Dr Doris Dartey, Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL).

Also in attendance were the Managing Director of the GCGL, Mr Kenneth Ashigbey; the Director-General of the GBC, Major Albert Don-Chebe (retd); the General Manager of the GNA, Mr Bernard Otabil, and the Managing Director of the NTC, Ms Carol Annang.

The President of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), Mr Affail Monney, and some retired journalists and writers also graced the occasion. 

The GBC band treated the guests to some vintage Ghanaian tunes.

Mr Asante also expressed the heartfelt appreciation of the board members for the mandate given, them and pledged to do what they could to ensure the success of the media.

The board chairs were given copies each of Mr Blay-Amihere’s book, Ayeyi, Praises; Celebration of Life and citations for their services to their various organisations.

State-media applauded 
In an address, Mr Blay-Amihere applauded the efforts of the managers of the state-owned media, noting that they had lifted the image of the media profession in the country.

While admitting the challenges the various media had battled with over the years, the NMC chair acknowledged the successes they had chalked up.

He charged them to stand tall by ensuring higher standards of professionalism in the media “for others to copy from you”.

Source: Daily Graphic

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