Wisconsin's Dean of Communication Studies Professor Kwame Karikari has been selected as Board Chair of Graphic Communications Group Ltd. Prof Karikari's historical appointment was made by the National Media Commission (NMC).
The NMC also selected board members and chairpersons of governing boards of public corporations managing the four state-owned media organisations.
A statement signed and issued by Mr George Sarpong, Executive Secretary of the NMC named Professor Karikari as chairperson for the Graphic Communications Group Board (GCGL), Prof. Emmanuel Adow Obeng as chairperson for Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), Very Rev Ama Afo-Blay for New Times Corporation (NTC) and Prof Olivia Kwapong for Ghana News Agency (GNA).
The appointments were made in accordance with Article 168 of the 1992 Constitution and section 2(1)(e) of the National Media Commission (NMC) Act, 1993 (Act 449).
The statement said the NMC made the appointments in consultation with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Prof Karikari is a renowned Media and Communications academic and practitioner.
He taught for 36 years at the University of Ghana and is the founder of the Media Foundation of West Africa (MFWA).
The Daily Graphic is a Ghanaian state-owned daily newspaper published in Accra.
The paper was established along with the Sunday Mirror in 1950, by Cecil King of the London Daily Mirror Group. With a circulation of more than 100,000 copies, the Graphic is the most widely read daily in the country.