A vice presidential aspirant of the Ghana Journalists’ Association (GJA) election, Matthew Mac-Kwame, has called on members in ‘good standing’ to never vote for national and regional executives who will only occupy positions and not work to uplift the image of the association and journalism in the country.
He was in the Upper East Region to meet with journalists over his reasons for contesting for the position of vice president of the GJA and some new ideas he intends to introduce to the leadership of the association, if he is elected, come March 31, 2017.
Touching on the security and safety of journalists in the course of their work, Mr Mac-Kwame said the safety, security and insurance for journalists is an issue that has to be taken seriously, considering the fact that the work of journalists exposes them to daily dangers.
According to him, he is not aware of any information about journalists being covered by insurance from their institutions, and he is, therefore, not surprised that many journalists are not ready to do investigations and stories in respect of that.
He promised to bring his experience and knowledge in administration to bear when elected to end the administrative challenges that the association was being confronted with.
Mr Mac-Kwame has been a member of the association for 32 years and has played various roles assigned him to by the leadership of the association. He holds a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from Mountcrest University College, Master of Arts in Journalism Studies from Cardiff and Diploma in Journalism from the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ).
The Upper East Regional Chairman of the GJA, Eric Amoh, called on journalists who will be participating in the election to listen to all the aspirants and vote wisely for the development of the industry and its members.
FROM Ebo Bruce-Quansah, Bolgatanga