The Association of Media Practitioners in the Upper West Region of Ghana (AMP), has on Sunday December 29, 2019 elected its maiden regional executives to steer its affairs base on its core values and principles. The newly launched Association is formed to see to the well-being of its members and the media fraternity in the Upper West Region.
It is against this backdrop that members of the Association, in honouring its constitutional mandate through secret balloting designated Ibrahim Abubakari Wangara of Metro News who went unopposed to chair the Association, Moris Bananwini of EIB Network secured the Vice Chairmanship position for himself after beating two of his contenders with four (4) votes. Saeed Fatawu, Editor of myradiowaa.com who also went unopposed pulled to himself the General Secretary position after securing six (6) votes. Also, Kyi-era B. Romanus, a reporter at Radio Progress took the Financial Secretary position and Madam Sarah Abeikpeng T. one of the outspoken female Journalists in the region who works with Sungmaali 90.5fm was chosen as the Ag. Women’s commissioner through popular acclamation.
Speaking after the executives were sworn into office, the chairman of the association, Mr. Ibrahim W. Abubakari, commended the entire membership of the association for the confidence posed in them to lead the association.
He assured members that the Association would intensify its constitutional and advocacy role to have a policy framework that would regulate the media fraternity in the region together with other associations such as the GJA, GIBA, media owners among others.
“I therefore call on all journalists or media Practitioners in the region who qualified to join the association as it remains open for all”.
AMP which was lunched in the last quarter of 2019 seeks to protect its members and to also serve as the mouthpiece for Journalists in the region.
It is also to press home the need for journalists to be given the needed conditions of service and attractive incentives and to always fight for the interest of media practitioners in the region and beyond.