Let’s Celebrate Christmas With Love And In Moderation, GJA Prez urges.

The president of the  Ghana Journalists Association Dr Rolland Affail Monney has extended his warmth wishes to members and media practictioners in general towards the Xmas festivity.

In a press release sighted by KKbPortal, the hard working president, entreated all to celebrate the yulitide with caution and hope for a better 2019.

The statement is below.


December 17, 2018

Let’s Celebrate Christmas With Love And In Moderation

Once again Christmas is here and New Year is near. And on such auspicious occasions, the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) wishes all journalists and other media practitioners in the country a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We hope the Good Lord will secure our lives to celebrate these two momentous events. 

On such occasions, it is acceptable for people to make merry and celebrate life. But it is even more apropos to encapsulate our merry-making in moderation so that our joy may be fulfilled. It may be pertinent to remind journalists and other media practitioners that our mandate as watchdog of society does not freeze with our ‘chilling’ or celebration at Christmas and New Year. Also, while celebrating these great occasions, we should be inspired by the spirit of the moments to show love and kindness to all people, especially the poor and needy in society.

The GJA wishes to use this opportunity to thank all members for their varied contributions to the successful organization of activities of the Association in the course of 2018. We also thank members for their hard work and commitment to duty in their respective media organizations to push the country’s development agenda forward. We particularly applaud members, who, in many cases, had to discharge their duties under very difficult conditions.

While envisaging that the new year (2019) will be more challenging for varied reasons, including intense political campaigning and continuous fight for the passage of the Right to Information (RTI) Bill, it is our firm conviction that members of the Fourth Estate of the Realm will live up to the billing once again. We hope to marshal our collective forces to achieve positive results.

In spite of the anticipated challenges, the new year also presents exciting moments for the GJA, as the Association celebrates its 70th Anniversary. We encourage all members to actively participate in events to commemorate the anniversary, which will be rolled out in due course.

Afehyia Pa!

Affail Monney

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