The first general elections of the Arts and Tourism Writers Association of Ghana (ATWAG), was held on Saturday, December 16.
The elections took place at the car park of the Academic City in Accra between 10am and 2pm.
Executives were elected for the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Organiser, Public Relations Officer and Research Officer.
William Asiedu, the Managing Editor of the Daily Heritage, William Asiedu who contested for the position of President unopposed, was unanimously okayed by the members for the position.
Columnist for Graphic Showbiz, Francis Doku, beat broadcaster/writer Livingstone Lotsu for the Vice-President position.
Mic Yamoah of Flex newspaper, Frank Kwabena Owusu of Hitz FM, who also stood unopposed as Secretary and Treasurer respectively, were given the nod.
Ghanacreativearts.com’s Mustapha Inusah won the organizer position over Flex newspaper’s Isaac Kwaku Kpogeh.
David Mawuli of Pulse.com.gh also beat Vivian Abigal Oppong, a student of Ghana Institute of Journalism for the Research Officer position.
There was a tie for the Public Relations Officer Position. Kwame Dadzie, an arts writer at Citi FM and Peacefmonline.com/Nkonkonsa.com’s Eugene Osafo-Nkansah had 19 votes each. The Electoral Commission, headed by Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo has announced that a date will be set for a re-run of that position.
ATWAG is an association for arts and tourism writers in Ghana. It was formed about 10 years ago.