The national executives of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) have nominated Vincent Kobby Asmah and Gabriel Bosompem as representatives on the National Media Commission (NMC).

The duo will now replace Roland Affail Monney and Bright Blewu on the National Media Commission.

In addition, the Association has also nominated Nana Kwaku Dei to replace Osei Kwadwo Adow on the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC).

The various nominations will take effect from August 1, 2022 and will “have consequential effect including any other body that the GJA representatives may serve on, flowing from their membership of the NMC and PIAC, respectively.”

In a statement to announce the nominations, the GJA said the nominees were chosen after a meeting held on Monday, July 25 at the Ghana International Press Centre in Accra.

“The decision was pursuant to Article 166(1)(b) of the 1992 Constitution, Section 5(1)(b) of the National Commission Act, 1993 (Act 449) (applicable to NMC decision) and Article 15(b)(vii) of the GJA Constitution 2004 (also applicable to both NMC and PIAC decision),” portions of the statement read.

Vincent Kobby Asmah is the Editor of the Daily Graphic, Gabriel Bosompem is a former production manager of Media General and Nana Kweku Dei is a former GJA President and former Acting Managing Director of the Graphic Communications Group Limited.

The Association also acknowledged the “invaluable service rendered by Messrs Monney, Blewu and Adow in diverse ways to the GJA over the years, and highly commends them for the great honour done the Association in good faith.”