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Journalists in Ghana are underpaid, according to a new report



Journalists in Ghana are underpaid, according to a new report

According to a report on the Ghanaian media, the media is not financially viable, with the majority of journalists being underpaid.

According to the report, which was compiled by the University of Ghana’s Communications Department and the Media Foundation for West Africa, the Ghanaian media industry is too heavily plagued by saturation, the cost of doing business in Ghana, dwindling advertising budgets [including capital fight onto social media platforms], and the after-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are affecting the viability of the media.

“The data shows that as in many other African countries, COVID-19 had a devastating impact on the Ghanaian media, causing loss of revenue and job cuts at a time when media were already under stress from disruptions in the information ecosystem caused by the internet, social media and big tech companies such as Google, Facebook and Twitter.

“Technological advancements…have also put major financial strains on media companies because they must retool and modernise their operations to remain competitive.

The study also identified “another source of dwindling advertising revenue peculiar perhaps to the local context – the fact that increasingly some organisations, especially churches that used to be heavy advertisers have established their own media channels and no longer need to advertise in other

Some key findings in the report:


■ Generally, many media organisations in Ghana are not profitable; they only break even

■ The financial viability of many media organisations in Ghana is threatened.

■ Media in Ghana are creatively exploring new business models to stay alive; including digitization, conglomeration, events marketing and crowdfunding.

■ Digital technologies are fast-changing media financing models in Ghana.

■ Digital media are now a significant source of income in Ghanaian media.

■ One of the biggest threats to the financial health of the media is industry saturation.


■ Recruitment into the Ghanaian media is generally not transparent.

■ Many people working in the media do not have contracts.

■ There are no established structures for promotion in most media organisations; promotion is largely based on ‘whom you know’ and owners’/managers’ whims.

■ Salaries in the media are woefully low. Some employees work long months without pay.

■ Most media employees have no healthcare support

■ Most media organisations do not provide counselling support for employees who experience trauma in the line of work.


■ In Ghana, media pluralism has not necessarily served the public interest, due mainly to the concentration of media in a few hands.

■ Media ownership is shrouded in opacity.

■ There is a growing tendency towards media empire-building.

■ Political faces behind broadcast media ownership mean that partisan actors and governments can control public discourse.

■ The NCA has a laissez-faire attitude to questions about transparency in media ownership.

■ The current regime for broadcast regulation allows considerable power and influence to those whose conduct the media are supposed to check.


■ There is a growing sense of insecurity among journalists in Ghana

■ Violations of journalists’ safety are quite common in Ghana.

■ Male journalists are more at risk of attacks than females.

■ Investigative journalists are the most at risk of attacks

■ State actors, including political appointees and police are the worst perpetrators of attacks on journalists.

■ Journalists feel that law enforcement agencies and the judiciary do little to protect their safety.

Source: adomonline

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50 church members injured in a four-car collision




50 church members injured in a four-car collision

A collision involving four automobiles injured about 50 members of Resurrection Power New Generation Church in varying degrees.

The collision occurred on the Accra-Kasoa route at Menskrom Weija Junction.

The four vehicles include a Tata bus for Resurrection Power New Generation Church, an old Benz, a KIA Rio taxi, and a police officer’s Toyota Vitz.

According to eyewitnesses, the police officer, travelling from Kasoa tollbooth to Accra, made a wrong turn and crossed the bus, causing the collision.

When the police car arrived at the Weija junction traffic signal, it collided with the church bus, which collided with two additional automobiles parked on the road’s shoulder.

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Some eyewitnesses accused the police officer in the Toyota Vitz of the collision in an interview with Adom News’ Seth Kofi Adjei.

According to eyewitnesses, two church members are believed dead, while several others are gravely hurt.

The bus carried around 80 passengers, including children.

A taxi driver whose automobile was involved in the crash also accused the officer.

The Ghana Fire Service and a police force were on the site to guarantee that traffic flowed freely.

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Rastafarian boy who was nearly turned down by Achimota School may now represent them at NSMQ




Rastafarian boy who was nearly turned down by Achimota School may now represent them at NSMQ

Since a photo of Achimota School’s probable squad for this year’s National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) appeared on Friday, June 2, social media has been buzzing.

Tyrone Marhguy, a young man who was at the centre of a dispute that shocked the education system two years ago, stood out among the kids.

Tyrone was photographed in a social media image portraying Achimota School’s trial session in preparation for the 2023 NSMQ season.

Here’s why this communiqué is noteworthy:

He was one of two students who complained that the school had refused them admittance because their hairdo violated the school’s code of conduct.

The Rastafarian kids filed a lawsuit against the Achimota School Board of Governors, the Minister of Education, the Ghana Education Service, and the Attorney General for refusing to enrol them. Achimota School pressed on them shaving their dreadlocks to conform with school requirements.

A High Court judgement on May 31, 2021, ordered the institution to allow the students.

His classmate, Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea, on the other hand, received a scholarship to Ghana International School.

Tyrone Marhguy went to Achimota School and sat for his end-of-term test barely hours after enrolling in June 2021, following the court verdict.

Following the newest development, social media users appear to be reeling from the prospect of this story blossoming into a ‘zero-to-hero’ story when the national quiz begins soon.

Tyrone’s involvement with the school’s NSMQ squad is not his first.

He was also sighted with the team last year, which raised fresh discussion over his participation.

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We’ll exploit Archbishop Agyinasare as a scapegoat – Nogokpo leaders




We'll exploit Archbishop Agyinasare as a scapegoat - Nogokpo leaders

The Chiefs and people of Nogokpo, in the Volta Region’s Ketu South Municipality, have threatened to make Archbishop Charles Agyinasare, the founder and head of the Perez Chapel International, a scapegoat if he does not appear at their palace.

During a news conference on Friday, June 2, the chiefs issued a 14-day ultimatum to Archbishop Agyinasare to appear before them to settle a disagreement over certain recent utterances he made.

In an interview with Selorm Adonoo on Eyewitness News, the convener of the community, Nufialaga Mawufemor Korbla Nonyigbey, cautioned, “We have given him a 14-day ultimatum. If he wants to do the needful, he should come. If he doesn’t want to, he should refuse. If he is mature enough, he should do what is needful. If Agyinasare doesn’t do the needful, we will make him a scapegoat.”

The convener of the community stated that the founder and head of the Perez Chapel International’s excuse will not be accepted.

“He has caused serious damage to Voltarians and the people of Nogokpo. His justification doesn’t prove anything to us,” Nufialaga Mawufemor Korbla Nonyigbey fumed.

Nogokpo chiefs slam Christian Council

He lambasted the Christian Council for being quiet about the matter.

“He said things damaging a whole community, and the Christian Council thinks it’s okay with what he said. He should respect the African traditional belief system,” he pointed out.

The convener of the community clarified that the deity in Nogokpo does not scare people away.

“It is not a matter of instilling fear in people. Everyone knows the power of the supreme deity, the thunder deity in Nogokpo. Nogokpo is the god of justice,” he clarified.

On Thursday, May 25, 2023, Archbishop Agyinasare caused a stir during a Supernatural Summit held at the headquarters of Perez Chapel in Accra, when he preached about divine protection and the existence of evil forces, insinuating against Nogokpo, a deity named after a town in the Volta Region.

He said Nogokpo is the demonic headquarters of the Volta Region, which outraged the town’s leaders and residents.

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