Former Chairman of the National Media Commission, Ambassador Kabral Blay Amihere has extolled journalism profession in Ghana describing it as lucrative venture. According to the former ambassador, the improved standard of living of journalists in the country is what has resulted in the increased sprouting of journalism schools and subsequent enrollments.
Ambassador Amihere also added the profession is less dangerous compared to past times. “When I was at GIJ, there were about 200 students, but today there are about 3000 students in GIJ. That’s means it has become attractive and there are no dangers. There so many schools of journalism in Ghana and the icons of the profession are driving good cars.” He said
The Former National Media Commission chairman was speaking at a program organised by the West Africa Media Foundation. There is no doubt that journalism is a very reputable job. The chance to hold people to task and to appear on TV or radio week-in week-out is something many people behold dearly.
However, the reality is that journalists the world over do not earn that much, especially for those in their formative years.
It is an occupation that requires a lot of commitment, yet very little can be expected when it comes to remuneration. Perhaps, that is why it is casually referred to as a service to God and country.