New leaders have been elected to manage the affairs of the Arts and Tourism Writers Association of Ghana (ATWAG) for the next four years.
The election took place on Saturday, December 17, 2017.
Ghanaian broadcaster and host of Showbiz A to Z on Joy FM, George Nii Armah Quaye was voted as President of the association. He takes over from William Asiedu, a journalist.
The Vice-President position was won by freelance radio and television host Livingstone Lotsu. Four years ago, Lotsu contested the same position but lost to Francis Doku, General Manager of TV3 and arts writer with Graphic Showbiz.
Hagar Gyebuwaa Owusu of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) emerged as the Treasurer of the association, with Rebekah Awuah also of GBC taking over from arts and entertainment journalist, Reagan Odei Ofosu Osarfo (Nana Reagan) as secretary.
Fashion designer, Adu Amani will be taking over from Mustapha Nii Okai Inusah, a writer with modernghana.com as the organiser.
The Research Officer position for the next four years will be occupied by Stanley Awuku Wilson, a blogger.
Citi FM’s Kwame Dadzie will be handing over to entertainment journalist, Gloria Akpene Acquah aka MzGee as the Public Relations Officer.
The ATWAG elections were organised and supervised by the association’s Electoral Committee led by arts writer, Osarfo Anthony.
The date for the swearing-in ceremony is yet to be announced.
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 also aims at promoting co-operation and collaboration among its members and players in the arts, tourism and culture value chain.