The Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA), has inaugurated the newly-elected President and Executive Council to run the affairs of the association.
Kwame Adu-Mante, Chief Executive Officer of Focus 1 Media Group, owners of Pluzz 89.9 FM in Accra, Orange 107.9 FM in Kumasi, Beach 105.5 FM in Sekondi, Spice 91.9 FM in Takoradi, and Ofie 105.9 FM in Akim Oda, was sworn into office to join a team of executives to champion the agenda of GIBA.
At the GIBA Secretariat in Kokomlemle, Thursday, October 14, 2021, six other members of the council were sworn into office by the Association’s Chairman, Mr. Crystal Djirackor.
The new team, led by President Cecil Thomas Nii Lante Sunkwa-Mills, a Consulting Partner of GOtv Ghana Limited, will oversee affairs for the next three years.
Other members of the team are Vice President Ernest Boateng of e-TV, Abdulai Awudu, General Manager, Adom Cluster of the Multimedia Group Limited, Prince Hari Crystal of Crystal TV, Aseda FM’s Matthew Martin Anderson, Kwabena Amponsah.
Speaking at the event, the Association’s Chairman, Mr. Djirackor said he was optimistic the new members will supplement the work done by the exiting Andrew Danso-Annkorah-led council.
He further applauded the outgoing council for their contribution in ensuring broadcast media remains strong in a period where junk and fake news are the order of the day.
Mr. Djirackor added that he is convinced that the new team will play a pivotal role in collaborating with stakeholders to become the pride of the nation and a benchmark when it comes to “patriotic, unwavering, bias-free broadcasting.”
In view of this, he urged them to “prepare to be wise, just, positive, firm and proactive to withstand the many difficult periods that may raise their heads.”
Welcoming the new executives, outgoing President, Mr. Andrew Danso-Aninkora, opined that just as his tenure “did not succumb to pressure even at the peak of the Coronavirus pandemic”, adding that, the new executives will “hold the pride of the Association and materialize its visions.”
He admonished his successors to, among many other things, “ensure the free to air migration would be respected and protected at all cost.”
GIBA is an association of authorized and operational non-state-owned, private, and independent broadcasting organizations, formed to promote members’ common interests. GIBA also enhances the utilization of her and members’ resources to make a positive contribution to the Ghanaian society.