I’ll restore PRINPAG’s lost glory -Edwin Arthur

The newly elected president of the Private Newspaper Publishers Association of Ghana
(PRINPAG), Mr Andrew Edwin Arthur, has reiterated his commitment to continue the associations’ agenda of re-organisation, re-branding and re-tooling of members.

He reiterated his commitment to the development of the Association and assured that he will continue the PRINPAG agenda of “Re-organisation, Re-branding and Re-tooling” of the Association”, a statement signed by Executive Secretary of PRINPAG, Nii-Laryea Sowah (Kenteman) said.

The comments come after members of the association on Friday, August 12 again renewed the mandate for Mr Arthur to lead them in the publication and production of news in the country.

Mr Arthur, publisher of the New Independent newspaper, pulled 32 votes while his contender, Mr David Tamaklo, publisher of Whatsupnewsghana.com managed to pull 18 votes.

This would be the second time Mr Arthur is holding the office of the president of the association.

According to the letter, Mr Arthur, while expressing his commitment to stick to the PRINPAG agenda also thanked members of the association for their enthusiasm and overwhelming support at the polls.

Unlike other elections where losing candidates sometimes engage in all sorts of vituperations to register their disaffection for losing, the defeated candidate in the just ended elections did not toe that line.

According to the statement, Mr. David Tamakloe rather assured members of the association of his support and readiness to represent the association at any level.

“The losing candidate, Mr. David Tamakloe, assured PRINPAG members of his support
and readiness to represent the association at any level,” portions of the letter read.

The August 12 event also saw the election of three other officers, Mr Michael Antwi-Agyei, Mr. Emmanuel Opare-Djan and Mr. Jeorge Wilson Kingson who went unopposed to the Vice President, National Organiser and Public Affairs officer positions respectively.

According to the letter, these officers had 94% yes vote each and were hence declared winners by Chairman of the elections, Mr Ben Assorow.

However, no member was elected to the Treasurer position on that fateful Friday, as no nomination was opened for that office.

But the letter signed by Mr Laryea Sowah said the newly appointed executives shall appoint an Acting Treasurer, till nomination is open to elect a substantive one.

Meanwhile, Mr Assorow was said to have commended members of the association for a 100% turnout and described the act as an inspiration to the new executives.

Swearing of the new officers is expected to take place at the end of the month of August and members are expected to grace the occasion with their presence.


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