Tuesday 23rd August, 2016
By GNA Reporter
Accra, Aug. 23, GNA
– The Board of Directors of the Ghana News Agency (GNA) has, in consultation
with the National Media Commission (NMC), appointed Mr Mohammed Nurudeen
Issahaq as Acting General Manager of the Agency.
took effect from July 4, 2016, following the departure of Mr Bernard Otabil,
the former General Manager who has proceeded on an extended leave ahead of his
resignation from the Agency effective September 4 this year.
Mr Issahaq who has
been the GNA’s Supervising Chief Editor since March 2013, has therefore been
asked to hold the fort until a substantive General Manager is appointed.
Mr Issahaq first
joined the GNA as a Reporter in January 1981, after obtaining a Diploma in
Journalism from the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ).
pursued an MA in Journalism Studies course at the University of Wales, Cardiff
In the 2007/2008
academic year, Mr Issahaq gained admission to Lancaster University, also in the
UK, where he obtained a Master’s degree in International Relations.
In the GNA
hierarchy, he rose through the ranks to become Editor and Regional Manager for
the Upper East. He was moved to the Agency’s headquarters in Accra in April
2009 to become Head of the Home News Desk, a position he held until March 2013,
when he assumed the office of Supervising Chief Editor.