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07.06.2007 General News

New DG for GBC

By D. Guide

The National Media Commission (NMC) has appointed William Ampem Darko as the new Director-General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC).

Mr. Darko, 54, whose appointment takes effect from July2, this year, is a lecturer and consultant at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).

As an accomplished marketer and financial analyst, Mr. Darko has hands-on experience in Change Management, Institutional Development, Institutional Development and Rejuvenation. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Administration (Accounting Option) from the University of Ghana and an Executive MBA from GIMPA. He is a member of the Governing Council of the Ghana Institution of Managers.

A release issued in Accra and signed by George Sarpong, Executive Secretary of NMC, noted the Commission had appointed also Kwabena Sarpong-Anane, a former Solicitor-General of GBC as Deputy Director-General.

Until his appointment, Mr. Sarpong-Anane was the Central Regional Director of the Corporation.

He had worked in various departments of GBC including Programmes Operations, Regional Broadcasts, School Broadcasts and External Service,

Mr. Sarpong-Anane studied at the University of Cape Coast, the Ghana School of Law and the Ghana Institute of Journalism.