NMC Inaugurates Advisory Cttee


Group picture of Advisory Committee and NMC members

The Chairman of the National Media Commission, Kwasi Gyan-Apenteng has inaugurated a seven member Upper East Regional Media Advisory Committee and charged them to ensure that, the media in the region become a blessing to the development of the region.

The Upper East Regional Media Advisory Committee has Robert Ajane, a retired Educationist and former Rector of the Bolgatanga Polytechnic as its Chairman and the Upper East Regional Chairman of the Ghana Journalist Association, Eric K. Amoh as its Coordinator.

Other members are Madam Agnes Atayela, a retired Public Servant with the Ghana Health Service, Bob Teter, a Lawyer and Human Rights Activist, Edward Adeti, a Journalist, Reverend Father Dennis Tong, Parish Priest, Anglican Church and Alfred Ndago, a retired educationist and former Principal St. John BOSCO College of Education in Navrongo.

Mr Gyan-Apenteng in his inaugural address said the creation of the Regional Advisory Committee has become necessary for the effective decentralization of the National Media Commission’s activities and also ensure that issues that come up for resolution across the country are quickly and easily resolved.

He commended his predecessors, Paul Adu Gyamfi and Ambassador Kabral Blay Amihere for initiating moves towards decentralisation of the NMC’s activities across the country, saying the initiative was right and looks forward to realizing its objective.

The NMC Chairman called on the Members of the Upper East Regional Committee, to be firm and impartial in handling cases that come before them and be quick to commend practitioners who do good work and adhere to professionalism and ethics and advice those who fall out of line.

The Upper East Regional Media Advisory Committee Chairman, Robert Ajane said the formation of the Committee has come at a time the media in the region are gearing up for various activities ahead of the 2016 general elections.

“We promise to live up to expectation as a Committee and to ensure that the Media in our region become a very useful tool for the development of our region. We look forward to the cooperation of the various media operators and practitioners,” he indicated.

FROM: EBO BRUCE-QUANSAH, Bolgatanga


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