ACCRA, September 1, 2022 (GJA)- The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) and the Public Interest and Accountability Committee, PIAC, have rekindled their commitment to foster greater collaboration toward the attainment of the objectives outlined in the Petroleum Revenue Management Act, PRMA.
These include and are not limited to monitoring and evaluating compliance with the Act by government and relevant institutions in the management and use of petroleum revenues and investments; providing space and a platform for the public to debate whether spending prospects and the management and use of revenues conform to development priorities, and providing an independent assessment on the management and use of petroleum revenues to assist parliament and the executive in the oversight and performance of related functions.
These were highlighted when the National Executive Members of the GJA, led by President Albert Kwabena Dwumfour, paid a courtesy call on the members of PIAC in Accra on Thursday, September 1, 2022.
The meeting deliberated on ways to collaborate to get Ghanaians informed about the management and use of petroleum revenues by actors in government and how to equip journalists with relevant knowledge and information through capacity-building trainings.
The appointment of a new member to the Committee to serve the interests of the GJA was also discussed. On this topic, the GJA President said consultations have been done widely and the needed procedures will be followed to ensure that the nominee, Nana Kwaku Dei (Mr Ransford Tetteh) is sworn in as a member of PIAC.
The Chairman of PIAC, Prof. Kwame Adom-Frimpong, congratulated the newly elected GJA National Executive Members and pledged that the Committee will work with the GJA to get its activities and periodic reports to the general public.
Source: Kofi Yeboah, General Secretary, GJA