by Stephen Kwabena Effah

September 1, 2017


I prefer ‘the angel I don’t know to the devil I know’ – Journo to GJA Pres

[L-R] Kwakye Afreh-Nuamah and Affail Monney, GJA President

Dear Affail Monney,

Good morning.

Sir, do you honestly, deep down your heart feel that you deserve another term as GJA president?

Maybe, for you, this is just an “image redemption mission.”

Truth is, whenever it had mattered most, you failed to defend those you lead; journalists.

Many have not forgotten your comments after the presidential press corps were involved in an accident.How you handled the destruction of the GBC journalist’s recorder by Stand Dogbe is still fresh on our minds.

In fact, at the time Professor Audrey Gadzepko spoke my mind when she said,

“One of the responsibilities of the GJA is to advocate for its members. More often that advocacy and that of its commitment to the welfare of its members is left to organizations such as the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA). Media Foundation for West Africa is more robust when journalists are attacked. So, you have to worry.”

You have some real courage sir. Real vigorous courage to come up again and seek a renewal of your mandate.

To be honest, I really don’t know much about your opponent(s). But Indeed,In this instance, I would prefer “the angel I don’t know” to “the devil I know”

My name is Kwakye Afreh-Nuamah,a colleague journalist and I don’t think you deserve another term as GJA President.

Editor’s note: This is an opinion piece by a senior broadcast journalist, Kwakye Afreh-Nuamah, of Accra-based 3FM 92.7 (a subsidiary of the Media General Group). Views expressed herein are solely his and do not represent that of the media house or the Group whatsoever.

One Comment

  • acquaah-harrison says:

    It is heartwarming to know that we have persons in the media fraternity who have the guts to call a spade a spade.This country will go very far if we had some more like this.It will be good to see such boldness in the public service, the judiciary and the security services.

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