April 17, 2024

Albert Kwabena Dwumfour, President of the GJA

Albert Kwabena Dwumfour, the President of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), has earned a place on the Steering Committee of the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ). This milestone was reached following his successful election during the 5th Delegates Congress of FAJ, held virtually on Wednesday, March 6, 2024.

FAJ, which serves as the Pan-African regional organization of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), elected a nine-member leadership team to serve a three-year tenure. Alongside Dwumfour, Omar Faruk Osman of the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSJ) was elected as President, while Zied Dabbar of Tunisia and Maria Luisa Rogiero of Angola were chosen as Vice President and Honorary Treasurer, respectively.

The newly formed Steering Committee also includes prominent figures from various African countries, such as Erick Oduor of Kenya, Jean-Claude Coulibaly of Cote d’Ivoire, Sadig Ibrahim Ahmed Ibrahim of Sudan, Mohammed Et-Talbi of Morocco, and Obam Mejo Marion of Cameroon.

In response to his election, Dwumfour expressed his gratitude to supporters from Ghana and abroad, emphasizing the significance of this achievement. He also extended an invitation to delegates to attend the upcoming 3rd Africa Media Convention in Accra, scheduled for May 2024, promising an enriching and memorable event.

Dwumfour’s election not only represents a personal milestone but also highlights the recognition of the Ghana Journalists Association within the broader African journalistic community.

As a member of the FAJ Steering Committee, he will have the opportunity to shape the future of journalism across the continent and advocate for the interests of journalists in Ghana and beyond, a statement under the hand of GJA Secretary, Kofi Yeboah read.

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