The National Media Commission (NMC) yesterday inaugurated a nine-member Board of Directors for the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) in Accra.
The members are to bring their varied professional expertise to bear on the development of the company, as well as the well-being of its employees.
It is chaired by Prof. Kwame Boasiako Omane-Antwi, with Alhaji Mohammed Nii Kpakpo Addo, Dr. Eric Oduro Osae, Mr. Akwasi Owusu Agyemang, Mrs. Joyce Osei Agyekum, Mrs.Elaine Sam Kwame, Mr. Emmanuel Anyang Abeka, Mr. Solomon Twum Barimah and Kenneth Ashigbey as members.
Ambassador Kabral Blay-Amihere, chairman of the NMC, tasked the board to seek the welfare of the staff and promote industrial harmony and peace, because news was crucial to enhance democracy.
Quoting Article 173 of the 1992 Constitution, he urged members to read Chapter 12 which clearly outlined the rules of engagement for the media and charged the NMC, among other things, to defend and promote press freedom and insulate the state-owned media from any governmental interference.
Mr. Blay-Amihere urged the Board to ensure that the state-owned media was truly free and independent and faithfully represented the voices of all Ghanaians and all parties, but not subject to external political influences or profit.
Prof. Omane Antwi, in his acceptance speech, pledged to ensure that he Board established a cohesive team, involving everybody for success.
By Joseph Adu Archison and Harriet Elorm Setsoafia