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Ghanaian journalists kick-out Affail Monney & his executives

A gathering of some Ghanaian journalists has agreed and issued a communique kicking out the President of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), Affail Monney, whose term of office expired in November 2020.

With no elections held, the old executives have continued in office, but members of the Association at a meeting held at the Alisa Hotel in Accra on Wednesday resolved that pending the holding of an Annual General Meeting, “the immediate past President of the association, Mr. Roland Affail Monney and his executives must desist from holding themselves out as President and executives of the GJA”.

Among many others, elections to replace the executives has been delayed with some aspirants alleging that the GJA’s list of members in good standing has been compromised and are therefore challenging the use of the list for the election of new executives.

Some aspirants have also petition the elections committee of the Association about the existence of names of non-journalists on the voters’ roll.

The Wednesday February 02, 2020 meeting also resolved that an Interim Management Team “comprising senior members of the association be constituted to assist the constitutionally mandated committees of the GJA to develop a road map that will lead the association out of the current crisis and ensure the conduct of a credible election for new national and regional executives.”

The GJA members called on media houses, corporate organizations and the public to desist from “according the outgone President the status of President of the GJA, since he is not the President. Any person or organization that deals with the outgone president and the executives does so at their own risk”.

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