Managing Editor of the New Independent Newspaper, Mr. Andrew Edwin Arthur has been re-elected as President of the Private Newspaper Publishers Association of Ghana (PRINPAG) to serve a second term.

Edwin Arthur obtained 32 votes out of a total vote population of 50 to beat his close contender and outgoing Vice President, Mr. David Tamakloe of WhatsaUpnews, who obtained 18 votes of the total votes cast.

With this outcome, Edwin Arthur, a lawyer and owner of the Independent Newspaper continues as PRINPAG President whilst David Tamakloe bows out from the Executives as Vice President.

Other executive positions went on unopposed and the sole candidates were duly elected by YES and NO votes.

At the close of the polls, Mr. Michael Antwi Adjei, of Ghanaian Observer, Emmanuel Opare Djan and Jeorge Wilson Kingson, were elected unopposed for the office of Vice President,  National Organizer and Public Relations and External Affairs respectively.

A Press statement by the Executive Secretary, Mr. Kentiman Nii Sowah said the election was conducted by a three-member committee of the association headed by a Senior Journalist of the Catholic Standard Newspaper, Sir Ben Assorow.

A portion of the PRINPAG Press Statement Read

The Elections Committee of the Private Newspaper Publishers Association of Ghana (PRINPAG) has declared LAWYER ANDREW EDWIN ARTHUR Publisher of the New Independent and Incumbent President as the winner of the Presidential Elections held by the Association in Accra on Friday, August 12, 2022.

He pulled 32 votes against his competitor, Mr. David Tamakloe publisher of who had 18 votes. Declaring the results, the Chairman of the Elections Committee, Mr. Ben Assorow announced that all unopposed candidates had a YES Vote of 94% with 6% NO Votes. They were Mr. Michael Antwi-Agyei who won the position of Vice-President; Mr. Emmanuel Opare-Djan who was retained unopposed as National Organiser; whilst Mr. Jeorge Wilson Kingson was elected to the newly-created position of Public Affairs Officer.

In his remarks after the polls, the Chairman of the Elections Committee Mr. Ben Assorow warmly commended the PRINPAG members for their 100% turn out which is an inspiration to the incoming Executives. He disclosed that the incoming executives shall appoint an Acting Treasurer till nomination is open for an election to elect a substantive Treasurer.

The losing Candidate, Mr. David Tamakloe assured PRINPAG members of his support and readiness to represent the Association at any level.

The President-elect, Mr. Edwin Arthur thanked all members for their enthusiasm and overwhelming support at the polls. He reiterated his commitment to the development of the Association and assured that he will continue the PRINPAG AGENDA of “Re-organization, Re-branding and Re-tooling” of the Association.

The Swearing-in of the newly-elected Executives comes on by the close of August.

Kenteman Nii-Laryea Sowah

Executive Secretary





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