There are mixed reactions after it was announced that President Akufo-Addo has appointed Metro TV journalist, Paul Adom-Otchere as Board Chair of the Ghana Airports Company.
Mr Adom-Otchere had previously served as a board member of the National Communications Authority.
The board of GACL also has three other presidential appointees; Teye Adjirackor, Kwabena Mantey Jectey Nyarko and Philomena Sam.
The board also has the company’s Managing Director, Yaw Kwakwa; a Ministry of Transport representative, Francis Kofi Nunoo and a representative from the Ghana Air Force, Grp. Cpt. Gervase Wienaa.
This was captured in a letter from the Presidency, signed by Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare and addressed to the Ministry of Transport.
Paul Adom-Otchere is viewed to have a soft spot for the governing party and has exhibited his allegiance and loyalty by defending the government on vert pertinent issues on his show, Good Evening Ghana.
Many believe, he is being rewarded for working over the years as a journalist who supports., trumpets the achievements and stands solidly behind the NPP government.
Social media has gone agog after the announcement of Paul Adom-Otchere as the board Chair of the Ghana Airport Company Limited. Below are some of the reactions:
Fortress Zigah wrote: This country ankasa is a comedy TV channel in heaven…the president is the main character in all the series
Johnson Addai Asante wrote: Hmmmmm, I now understanding why this man argues always in favour of the NPP. Stomarchs politics always.
Oheneba Kwame Darko wrote: Now all journalists are becoming too politically biased… how will they criticise a government if they should go wrong whiles they are also enjoying the benefits? Our so called senior journalist in Ghana is a joke!
Fahim Mohammed wrote: Nana is dangerous to democracy this man is making all effort to touched all institutions, agencies and other relevant bodies that insured transparency and accountability to the state.
Odumaba Kattah wrote: You see our problem as a nation , it’s ok to give him a position as a Ghanaian but why should we place people in the position where they don’t have any experience to manage, as a board chair, what has he got to bring to the table???
Nartey Ernest wrote: The village lotto forcaster and the agenda setting journalist. The presidents puppet congratulations
Kojo Alan wrote: Eeeiii, Sefa Kai and now Paul Adom Okyere…. Eeeiiii, our journalists oooo Those who speak for us nu
Enoch Njiribi wrote: He worked for it. It’s not easy being a party communicator and still wanting to be seen as a Journalist.
Evans Mensah please keep ur ears opened, urs will drop soon
Bayan Mamooud wrote: lol no wonder for some reasons i lost interest in watching him on goodevening Ghana. A show i used to hurry to go watch when i close from work.At a point it was too obvious his analysis and interviews became too biased and lacked objectivity .politics is the reason he lost a lot of descerning objective viewers. But for politics he was a Komla Dumor in the making