Advertising Association of Ghana re-elects President

Accra, Sept. 17,
GNA – Mr Joel Edmund Nettey, the Chief Executive of Innova DDB Ghana, has been
re-elected as President of the Advertising Association of Ghana (AAG), for the
next two years at an extraordinary general meeting of the Association.

Also, elected are
Mansa Amowuah as Vice President and Mr Martin Osei as Treasurer as well as 10
members into the Executive Council.

The 10 Council
members include Torgbor Mensah, Clarence Amoatey and Nash Fenuku.

In his acceptance
speech, Mr Nettey thanked members for the confidence reposed in them to steer
the affairs of the company.

He pledged the
commitment of the newly-elected leaders to meet the needs of all interest
groups in the association, including media agencies, outdoor companies,
production houses, creative agencies and individual members.

Mr Nettey said the
success of the Association was the collective responsibility of all and urged
Corporate and Individual Members of the AAG, to share with the Executive and
Council, concerns, observations, advice and especially ideas, on how to move
the industry forward.

“We can only go as
far when we work together. I am pretty confident that as we mix the old and the
new together we will be able to make and add more strength,” he said.

He emphasised the
need for all to be active participants in the programmes and events of the
Association.

“None of us has the
solutions to the problems but each of us can contribute to ensure that together
we are able to resolve the challenges,” he added.

In an interview
with the media, Mr Nettey expressed the hope that the Advertising Standard
Authority Bill would soon be passed as it had been listed in Parliament for
consideration.

“We are confident
that when the next Parliament sits it will be one of the first agenda to be
considered,” he said.

He said the
Executive would try and push through all work in progress.

The Bill when
passed would lead to the setting up of the Advertising Standard Authority, to
bring together relevant industry players to ensure that things are done right.

It would also help
address many issues related to standards and bring sanity into the industry and
called on members to help support the process for its early passage.

Meanwhile, members
had voted to amend the constitution to allow past presidents of the Association
as ex-officio members of the Executive Council for a period of five terms and
shall be replaced on a first in first out basis.

GNA

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