Penplusbytes’ Executive Director Appointed Board Member of Ghana News Agency

The Executive Director of Penplusbytes, Juliet Adime Amoah has been appointed a board member of the Ghana News Agency (GNA).

Juliet was appointed as one of eight people who formed the newly constituted governing board of the country’s only wire service. The Ghana News Agency was founded in 1957 by President Kwame Nkrumah and Mr. Donald Wright, who was seconded by the Reuters News Agency.

The new board was sworn in on March 9 2022 by the National Media Commission in Accra with a mandate among others, to fast-track the re-enactment of the law establishing the GNA.

Other members of the board are Peter Claver Nibepwo Sangber-Dery, Ivy Hoetu, Daniel Addai, Dr N. A. Ibrahim Lartey, Dr Charles Kwening, Albert Kofi Owusu and former Editor of the Daily Graphic, Mr Ransford Tetteh who is the Chair.

Speaking on behalf of the newly constituted board, Board Chair Ransford Tetteh said it is committed to continue with projects the outgone board initiated with some innovations towards sustaining the agency’s position as the reference point for media excellence in Ghana.

Juliet sits on the boards of three different charities in and outside of Ghana and was most recently, one of a 3-member Ministerial Committee which conducted an 8-week public inquiry into the unfortunate June 2021 Ejura disturbances in the Ashanti Region.

She has 20 years of cross-sector experience in media, digital organizing and campaigns, governance and social development work spanning Africa, the Americas and the United Kingdom.

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