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It pays to be back. That is exactly the feeling you get as you listen to her welcome you to this special senior citizens day programme on GBC Uniiq 95.7 Megahertz. The skill, control over language, relating to the panel and all you can think of as true investment in a broadcaster were all there.
Not very long ago she was part of the team soldiering on with the station’s crew. From the time when she took over from the legendary Chris Tackie, a former Director of Radio on the then SPELLING BEE programme through numerous others to where she ended on the WOMAN TO WOMAN programme, there is no doubt that broadcasting in Ghana has seen better days.
Winifred Darko-Eshun is on the show with another experienced but retired hand Alhaji Seidu Iddrisu, a former Assistant Director of Radio of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation. He now epitomizes good planning towards retirement.
One fact remains from the programme as it airs. One needs to start planning for pension from the first day at work. Winifred echoes this.
As the song growing old aired earlier, with part of its lyrics stating, “I wish, I’ll never grow old…” one is made aware that you cannot escape old age and all that matters is to prepare adequately for it. For now, it is Winifred and her crew making the airwaves relive some golden times.The way she concludes is even nostalgic, “…I’m so happy to be part of this day….”
The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) organise a special Republic Day programme annually for its past broadcasters to handle various programmes and interact with serving staff. The day which is now designated as Senior Citizens Day draws attention to the immense contribution of elderly ones and appreciates that contribution in diverse ways.
Source: K. Obeng-Kyereh ||GBCghana