Recently voted in as the new President of the Arts and Tourism Writers Association of Ghana (ATWAG), George Quaye and his incoming executives were last Saturday, inducted into office at a handing over ceremony held as part of a soiree to welcome the new year.
Held at the Accra Tourist Information Centre, with members of the association and other arts stakeholders in attendance, the induction, and handing-over ceremony was conducted by Mr Prince Osisiadan, a Lawyer, who urged the members to be wary of defamatory stories that may land them in trouble.
Promising to do all things within his power to elevate the association from where the previous administration left off, President George Nii Armah Quaye, who is the Chief Executive Officer of ImageBureau, and also host of Showbiz A to Z on Joy FM, took over from Mr William Asiedu, a venerated journalist, who recounted the hard work and dedication that went into building the association and admonished members to uphold the tenets of the profession and work towards making their work as arts and tourism writers more impactful.
The Vice-President position was won by freelance radio and television host Livingstone Lotsu, who took over from Francis Doku, General Manager of MGTV (TV3 and Onua TV) and arts writer with Graphic Showbiz.
Hagar Gyebuwaa Owusu of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation emerged as the Treasurer of the Association, with Rebekah Awuah taking over from arts and entertainment journalist, Reagan Odei Ofosu Osarfo (Nana Reagan) as secretary.
Fashion designer, Vera Adu-Amaning also took over from Mustapha Nii Okai Inusah, a writer with modernghana.com as organiser.
The Research Officer position for the next four years will be occupied by Stanley Awuku Wilson, a blogger with Ashaiman TV.
Citi FM’s Kwame Dadzie handed over the baton to entertainment journalist, Gloria Akpene-Acquah aka MzGee as the Public Relations Officer.
The Arts and Tourism Writers Association of Ghana (ATWAG) is an association of Ghanaian arts writers/journalists and media workers.
ATWAG seeks to promote arts, tourism, and culture reporting in Ghana while developing the professional capacity and the welfare of its members.
ATWAG is also aimed at promoting cooperation and collaboration among its members and players in the arts, tourism, and culture value chain.