The Ghana News Agency (GNA) will come under the spotlight at the 3rd Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) 70th Anniversary Public Lecture on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, as Nana Apau Dua, a former General Manager of GNA, evaluates the role of the Agency in national democracy and development.
The GJA 70th Anniversary Public Lectures are designed to address critical issues in the media industry with the view to enhancing its role in the country’s democracy andsz development.
The GNA has, over the years, played a critical role in the promotion of democracy and development through the gathering and dissemination of information.
In recent times, however, the once-upon-a-time influential state-owned media has suffered in diverse ways, chiefly inadequate funds and logistics for effective and efficient operation, thus losing its clout as the mother of media institutions in Ghana as far as newsgathering and dissemination are concerned.
At 10am on Tuesday, at the Ghana International Press Centre in Accra, Nana Apau Dua will discuss what may have gone wrong with the GNA and how best to reposition the Agency to remain relevant in the promotion of democracy and national development.
He will speak on the topic: “Efficient newsgathering and dissemination for democracy and national integration: The role of the Ghana News Agency”.
The National Executive of the GJA believes the GNA is a national asset that must be adequately resourced to enable it discharge its functions effectively.
The public lecture is expected to be attended by media practitioners, academics, politicians, civil society activists, students and representatives of international partners of the GJA.