General News of Monday, 31 December 2018
President of the Ghana Journalist Association (GJA), Mr. Affail Monney, has revealed that the GJA in collaboration with Kempinski Hotel will be opening a Hall of Fame at the Kempinski Gold City Coast Hotel in 2019 to honour distinguished journalists in the country.
The idea according to him, forms part of the 70th anniversary celebration of the Association. Mr. Affail Monney made the revelation at a Press Soiree organized for editors and senior journalists by the management of Kempinski Hotel.
The GJA president on sidelines, told our reporter that, negotiations are ongoing and that they (GJA) are hopeful of its implementation before the end of 2019.
“One thing that will make the 70th anniversary unique is the Hall Of fame. We want to honor individuals who have toiled to bring Ghana this far. We (GJA) started talks with Kempinski last year and it will be done before August 2019,” Mr. Monney said.
According to the General Manager of the Kempinski Gold Coast City Hotel, Manish Nambiar, the Ghanaian media is doing tremendously well despite the limited resources compared to the Western world. He, therefore, pledged the Kempinski’s support for all ideas that seek to promote the welfare of Ghanaian journalists.
Atinkaonline.com spoke with some senior journalists who all embraced the idea. The eminent journalists include the News Editor for the Daily Guide Newspaper, A. R Gomda, and Morning Show Host of Atinka FM, Ekourba Gyasi, Peace FM’s Kwame Sefa Kai and Atinka TV’s Bismark Brown. While Bismark Brown suggested the Press Center as the Best Venue, Ekuoba believed “the synergy between these two brands (GJA and Kempinski) is even a plus for such an initiative”