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Ghana Journalists Association (GJA)

Nana Kwaku Dei, Nkosuohene of Pakro near Nsawam in the Eastern Region is known in private life as Ransford Tetteh, a media and development consultant. Nana Dei is a graduate of the Ghana Institute of Journalism, University of Ghana and the Institute of Development Studies of the University of Cape Coast where he obtained MA in Development, Democracy, Development and Law.

In the media circle, he started his career at Radio Ghana of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation as a Reporter. He later joined the then Graphic Corporation, now Graphic Communications Group Limited where he worked with its weekend newspaper, The Mirror. He was later transferred to the flagship newspaper, the Daily Graphic where he rose to the penultimate of Editor of Ghana's mass circulation newspaper in October 2007, until he retired in March 2019.

In November 2017, the Graphic Board appointed him the acting Managing Director holding the post until a substantive was appointed in December 2018.

For his active participation in the affairs of the Ghana Journalists Association, his peer in the journalism confraternity honoured him with the highest position of President after a keen contest in 2006. He was reelected in 2009 and held the position till May 2013 when he ended his mandatory two terms. In 2006, the government appointed him a member of the Georgina

Wood Committee charged to probe the missing cocaine on the ship, MV Benjamin. He was the Secretary to the Committee.

Nana Dei in 2000 won the Gordon Fisher Fellowship for an academic year in the Massey College of the University of Toronto. During the period of the fellowship, he was given the opportunity to travel to Nunavut, the northern province of Canada, Greenland. USA and Finland. During his career, he also travelled far and near, such as Togo, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Ethiopia, the UK, Switzerland, Germany, India and China.

Nana Dei was also an assembly member of the Tabankro Electoral Area in the Akuapem South District Assembly where in 1996 he was elected the Presiding Member. He led the assembly delegation to sign the sister city relations with Lansing City in the Michigan State of the USA.

Presently, Nana Dei is the Board Chairman of the Ghana News Agency (GNA) and a Member of the Papaye Recreational Village near Aburi on the Akuapem Ridge. He is an advocate of climate justice, environmental protection, good agricultural practices and gender and youth empowerment.

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