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The African University College of Communications (AUCC), on Thursday, November 29, 2018, inaugurated its Chapter of the The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) which was held in the Ama Ata Aidoo centre for creative writing.
The simple but very solemn ceremony witnessed the swearing in of newly elected Executives, headed by the first female President of the Chapter.
In an interview with Ghananewsonline.com.gh, Her Excellency the President, Miss Ophelia Allotey explained that, having a GJA Chapter in AUCC is a step in the right direction because there are journalism Major students who should be well equipped with some journalistic skills and standards even before they graduate.
“In an era where citizen journalism is at its peak and anyone, anywhere, able to put meaningful sentences together feels qualified to be a journalist; it has become very necessary to exhibit a clear distinction by adding a touch of professionalism to the practice”. She said.
Mr. Kofi Yeboah, the General Secretary of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), who officially launched the Chapter, lauded the effort and encouraged the interim Executives as well as members to work tirelessly and ensure that the Chapter becomes a force to reckon with.
He also advised them to exhibit professionalism at all times and always remember the ethics of journalism in their practice even as student journalists.
The SRC President of AUCC, Mr. Samuel Darfour expressed his profound gratitude to the team for the initiative.
“I have actually waited long for this day, Congratulations to the President, Miss. Allotey, the Vice President; Mr Listowell Acquaye and the rest of the team”.
Other Executive Members include; Miss. Susan Lamptey (General Secretary), Mr. Michael Boateng (Organizing Secretary), Mr. Desmond Harrison Awalime (Financial Secretary) and Mrs. Kukie Kwansah (Communications Officer).
The launch was Graced by Mr. Evans Aziamor -Mensah, GJA President of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), Vice President of AUCC SRC, Mr. Michael Kumordzi, Jerry John Quaye (Organizing Secretary, AUCC SRC), Mr. Nathaniel Tetteh Nartey, Charles Ansong, Restus Numadzi, among others.