The Volta regional chapter of the Ghana Journalist Association has cut sod for the building of a press center, in a short ceremony held in Ho on Tuesd
The Volta regional chapter of the Ghana Journalist Association has cut sod for the building of a press center, in a short ceremony held in Ho on Tuesday.
The first phase of the facility when completed, would contain a pavilion, bar/restaurant, an office, a store and a washroom, estimated at a cost of Sixty Thousand Ghana Cedis, (Ghc60,000).
The first phase is expected to be completed on Wednesday 1st May, and be commissioned on Friday 3rd May, to commemorate this year’s World Press Freedom Day, and to also mark the 70th anniversary of the Ghana Journalist Association.
The second phase of the project would have a modern conference facility, an e-library, a guest room -to offer accommodation for journalists who travel to the regional capital, with additional offices.
Mr. Anthony Bells Kafui Kanyi, the Chairman of the Chapter, told the gathering that the project if completed, would help improve the GJA brand, offer accommodation for visiting journalist and generate income for the association.
“…the project here is for the whole of the Volta region, and you know we have some of our colleagues in Oti, sometimes they may come around so that they can rest here. The facility would help improve the brand of GJA and help generate income for the association”, he said.
Mr. Roland Affrail Monney, the National President of the Ghana Journalist Association, commended the regional leadership for the initiative and added that, the Volta region has become the reference point and a standard of measure for all the Chapters of the GJA.
“…Volta region as far as the GJA is concerned, is a reference point and a standard measure for all the Chapters of the GJA. And this is because of the fact that Volta Region has produced and continue to produce some of the finest journalists in the whole country.”
“Volta region produced the greatest female journalist, Ghana has ever produced and her name is Elizabeth Ohene. She dazzled and projected the name of Ghana so high…”, he said.
He commended the work and efforts of veteran journalists like Ralph Avenyo, Ali Kukubor, and the entire current leadership of the Volta GJA Chapter.
The Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Yao Archibald Letsa, who was at the event pledge government’s support for the project.
He however, admonished the members of the association, to remain objective and professional in their work, so as to earn the best of reputation for themselves.
By: Abdul-Iddrisu Faisel/awakenewsonline.com