ABOUT THE COMPANY
The Ghanaian Chronicle is a news media that was started in September, 1990. The company has since been making very significant contributions to Mother Ghana’s Transition from dictatorship to democracy, freedom and justice. It is acknowledged as a leader in the crusader for peace and reconciliation among Ghanaians and against corruption, poverty and human abuses. The company has grown rapidly and attained international dimension over the the years in terms of information dissemination, education as well as medium of entainterment to both local and international readership.
MEET THE EXECUTIVES
CEO: Nana Kofi Coomson
Nana Kofi Coomson is the founding publisher of The Chronicle and its sister paper, The Chronicle on Saturday. He is a highly reputed professional journalist who trained on the job in Nigeria from 1978. He is also a noted entrepreneur having a number of businesses including a Forex Bureau (CK’s Bureau de Change); a fifteen (15) room hotel – a leading hotel in Takoradi – registered in the name of Choice Lodge Limited but currently operating as Valley Beach Hotel; and KCI Limited which is a major modern web printing facility in Accra with pre-press hardware and machinery, and a capacity that rivals the few major printing presses in the capital.
Mr. Coomson holds a Master’s degree in Media and Communications Management and a Diploma from Harvard University where he studied Management in Developing Countries at the Harvard Business School in 1993. He is also an alumnus of Middlesex University, London, and DeMontford School of Law, Leicester, where he studied Law.
He is a past President of the Private Newspaper Publishers Association of Ghana (PRINPAG).
He was voted The Best Journalist of the Year 1993 while The Chronicle, was voted The Best Investigative Newspaper of the Year.
Ghana web voted The Chronicle as the The Most Credible Newspaper, with The Commonwealth Press Union also commending it as, “A daily private newspaper with quality news analysis.”
GENERAL MANAGER: R.G. Coomson
Mr. R.G Coomson ,the General Manager, is an experienced educationist and a holder of B.Sc (ED) from University of Cape Coast .He had worked with various educational institutions /organizations in various capacities.
He was the Principal , Akim State College , Akim Oda (2001-2004); Assistant Director , GES Headquarters (Manpower Division , 1997-1999); Secretary ,GES Council Secretariat (Finance & Secondary Education Committees -1997); Assistant Director (Administration & Finance), Ga District Education Directorate ,Amasaman-Accra(1993-1999); Assistant Headmaster , Takoradi secondary school Takoradi , (1980-1985); Headmaster , Sekondi College ,Sekondi(1987-1993) ;Examiner WAEC, (1970-1975); Regional Metrication Secretary of the erstwhile Metrication Programming Committee, (1975- 1977), Western Regional Administration Sekondi, on secondment from Takoradi Secondary School.
It was under his Headship that Sekondi College moved to its permanent campus at Inchaban, Sekondi.
EDITOR: Emmanuel Akli
Mr. Emmanuel Akli has been with The Chronicle since 1995, after graduating from the Institute of Business Management and Journalism (IBM & J). He has risen through the ranks as a Reporter, Regional Editor, News Editor and now the Acting Editor of the paper.
In 2006, he was awarded the prestigious Gordon N. Fisher Fellowship to study Political Science at the University of Toronto (U of T) in Canada.
He has also embarked on research tours in a number of countries; among which are in Mexico, where he researched into ‘Impact of urbanization on development’, in Finland where he studied how Nuclear Plants have successfully been used as alternative to power generation.
He has also undertaken a similar study tour in Germany, Sweden and USA among others.
In 2006, Mr. Akli also visited Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean, to report on the protests against the construction of Aluminum smelter plants by American conglomerates. He also once served as Treasurer of the Western region branch of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA).
ACTING C.E.O. : Osmond Temeng
Mr. Osmond Temeng is the Director of Operations of General Portfolio Limited, Publishers of The Chronicle. Upon completion of his secondary education at Oda Secondary School, Akim Oda, he proceeded to Takoradi Polytechnic to pursue, the Mechanical Engineering Technicians course (METI) and passed out in 1982.
He left Ghana for Germany where he worked with the Mechanical/Auto engineering Company, in Jusseldorf from 1985 to 1991. He is a Director of Valley Beach Hotel the construction of which he surpervised from 1997.
ACCOUNTANT: Obed Kemoh Marah
Mr. Kemoh Obed Marah, a Sierra Leonean with a Ghanaian wife, holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting from the University of Liberia (1985-89). He attended modern Commercial Institute, Liberia, (1980-84) and passed out with a Diploma in accounting and typing. He also earned a Certificate in Advanced Accounting and Introduction to Lotus 1-2-3, a six-month programme at Barclays Technical College, Monrovia. Liberia (1987).
While a student he worked with YES TRANSPORT SERVICES INC., Monrovia, Liberia, as Accounts Clerk/Computer Operator (1985-89). On graduation he was employed by H. RICHARD & CO., Certified public accountants, Liberia, as an Auditor/Computer Operator (Word Perfect).
He migrated to Ghana because of the war and was employed by VOSCON & ASSOCIATES, Charted Accountants, in Accra (1991-93) as Trainee Accountant. From 1994 to 1999 he worked with The Ghanaian Chronicle as an Accountant/Administrator. He moved to Kumasi Asante Kotoko F/C as an Accountant, (2000-2002), and then to King Faisal Football Club (2002-2003). The next change came with his appointment as Internal Auditor of INSTYLE INDUSTRIES LIMITED, ACCRA, (2004-2006). His current post, a sweet return to The Chronicle as Accountant took effect from 15th March 2006.