The Volta Chapter of the Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) has initiated moves to provide affordable housing to its members for its Media village project.
This followed a 4-acre land gift from the Dzokli clan of Adaklu Tsrefe, a town in the Volta Region to the association.
Speaking at a brief ceremony to donate the land to the GJA on Monday, Tufia of Adaklu Tsrefe and Togbe Edem III said the gesture was to recognize the media’s contribution to societal progress.
Togbe Edem III indicated that the readiness of the family to release additional acres of land to fully accommodate all journalists in both the Volta and Oti regions.
He commended journalists for their significant contribution and dedication to the development of the region and country as a whole.
Present at the ceremony were the Chief of Adaklu Anfoe Togbe Agbobada IV, executives of the Volta Journalist Association, and media practitioners in the Volta region.
The Chairman of the GJA-Volta, Mr. Anthony Bells Kafui Kanyi thanked the Dzokli clan for the kind gesture and having an interest in the media and giving swift response to the appeal of the GJA to traditional authorities for the acquisition of land for the media village project.
He said the project would provide decent and affordable accommodation facilities for journalists and media practitioners in both Volta and Oti regions, adding that, the presence of the media in the area will be a blessing to the community as the media will project the community and also highlight the challenges faced by the community for positive results.
He added that the association was already in talks with estate developers to commence construction on the site, and hoped work will soon start on the site immediately.
By Agnes Melissa Yovo | VOLTA REGION | talksafrica.com