GJA have elected Albert Dwumfour as its new president

The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) have chosen Albert Kwabena Dwumfour as its new leader.

The editor of the Ghanaian Times and former general secretary of the GJA, Dave Agbenu, and a communications consultant, Gayhart Mensah, were rivals for the media consultant’s position as head of corporate affairs at the Tobinco Group of Companies.

Gayheart Mensah received 181 votes, Dave Agbenu received 142 votes, and Albert Dwumfuor received 233 votes.

Friday, over 800 GJA members voted to choose the new national and regional executives.

The incumbent, Linda Asante Agyei, was the sole candidate for Vice President, while Audrey Dekalu was the sole candidate for Treasurer.

Kofi Yeboah was elected General Secretary, defeating a newcomer, Adom FM’s Akwasi Agyemang.

Dominic Hlordzi of GBC won the National Organising Secretary race, defeating Mary Mensah, a long-time crime reporter and current Foreign and Supplements Editor of the Daily Graphic.

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