GIMPA honours GJA Prez for being outstanding alumnus
President of the Ghana Journalist Association, (GJA), Albert Kwabena Dwumfour, has grabbed his third (3rd) Post Graduate Degree, Master of Arts in Monitoring and Evaluation, from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
The 22nd congregation of the school saw some prominent Ghanaians graduating from the Institution. Amongst them is Kwame A Plus, Abiba Sinare, etc.
Mr. Dwumfour first secured a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration in 2016/2017 from GIMPA, then later grabbed a Masters of Art in International Relations and Diplomacy in 2020, also at GIMPA.
According to the GJA President, it was tiring combining school activities with his campaign for the GJA President seat but “I challenged myself some 8 years ago to acquire an academic improvement every year, at least a certificate. It was not easy due to the schedule in the media work, but with determination”.
“GIMPA goes through you, you don’t grow through GIMPA,” he said
He, therefore, urged Journalists to go pursue further academic goals “regardless of the busy schedule and financial constraints to upgrade themselves”
“We must be learned in all areas. Let’s not only focus on Journalism and communication. We need knowledge in all angles and this will guide our interviews and reports perfectly”.
“It is very necessary to upgrade ourselves. Welfare tops my agenda. Capacity building is the next on my heart and a leader must lead by example and this is what I’m doing ” – he advised Journalists to prepare for the good plans loading.
“ We (GJA) have secured 20 scholarships with the Wisconsin University College, a partnership with the US Embassy in Ghana to train Journalists, and many other projects. We’ve hit the ground running and we are going to see a new GJA”.
Albert Kwabena Dwumfour was also honoured by GIMPA for attaining one of the highest positions in the Country, the GJA President. He thanked GIMPA Management for choosing to honour him and believes this will help encourage him to carry the GJA to a new level.
“I am very honoured” – he said in an interview with Atinka TV’s Ebenezer Madugu on the sidelines of the GIMPA Congregation.
The Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Professor Samuel Kwaku Bonsu, who shared his memories OF Mr. Dwumfour, said the GJA will experience a new facelift under Dwumfour’s leadership.
“We are very happy that you (Journalists) voted for him (Dwumfour). We are grateful. This shows the direction of GIMPA. I remember him at the SRC level. I remember he was a tough man and we were also tough. We worked together and that helped us. We believe he will put the same energy into the job for development. Congratulations to him.” – Prof. Kwaku Bonsu told Ebenezer Madugu.
Ghanaian business mogul who was the Guest of Honor of the Third Session of the 22nd Congregation, Daniel McKorley, an Alumnus of GIMPA urged the Congregants to be professional in their dealings.
“To be ordinary is easy; excellence requires commitment. Ghana and the world await you. You have a chance to show what you can do. There will be opportunities to succeed and also to fail. Accept both, for even in failing we all learn. Question and challenge everything that doesn’t seem to be working. Bring your energy, enthusiasm, and drive to the world,” – McDan said.