Mr Moses Ofori-Atta has been appointed new General Manager of Asaase Broadcasting Company Ltd (ABC).
His appointment takes effect from Monday, February 1 2021, as he is expected to work closely with the group Chief Executive Officer, Nana Opoku Agyeman, to take the company to Greater heights.
A statement released by the Public Relations Department of ABC said, “Prince Moses comes to the job with a wealth of experience spanning three continents and nearly three decades. He has also been a member of Asaase Radio’s five-member interim management committee, which has steered the station over the past three months, a team that included; Kojo Mensah, the board member of ABC and lead anchor on The Asaase Breakfast Show.”
Commenting on the board’s decision, the ABC board chair, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, said: “Right from the onset, Prince Moses had been a key, of the foundational team put together to build Asaase Radio into the multimedia station of choice for credible information, rich entertainment and responsible journalism.
Multilingual and highly knowledgeable, Prince Moses will lead the team with proven professionalism, and a humble appreciation of the challenging and competitive local media landscape. We expect him to bring the best out of the excellent team put together at Asaase Radio.
“Prince Moses is forward-looking and has a strong bias for issues pan-African, business news, environmental and information/communications technology. This sits well with the DNA of Asaase Radio,” Mr Otchere-Darko said.
He added: “Ghana’s hosting of the headquarters for the African Continental Free Trade Area and the recent unveiling of Accra as the ‘Commercial Capital of Africa’ make our pan-African, business and entrepreneurship orientations at ABC all the more relevant. This new appointment shows our ambitious drive to contribute to this African project.
“The decision is indicative of the company’s strategic push for continental consensus-building, especially in the area of trade and movement of people, as a catalyst for social and economic development.”
Prince Moses was a co-founder of World Radio Paris, a Paris-based English radio station launched in 2003, and editorial director of L’Afrique Sur Internet. Until recently, his skills in management, media and communications also led to a period as the online editor-in-chief for Africa’s leading, multiple-award-winning magazine The Africa Report, where he worked alongside the likes of Patrick Smith and Nicholas Norbrook.
Mr Prince Moses had this to say following his appointment, “Economies across Africa, including; Ghana, stand on the stilts of the micro, small and medium sectors, and the importance of these sectors as levers of growth and sustainable livelihoods cannot be overemphasized. That is why we are particularly interested in providing a platform that connects new trends in business, entrepreneurship and technology to our very own indigenous understanding.
“We hope to use our platform to encourage the development of an ecosystem that provides the tools for both young and seasoned entrepreneurs and businesspeople to thrive in Africa’s new commercial space. Asaase Radio’s tagline as ‘The Voice of Our Land’ speaks to Ghanaians who depend on objective information and expert analysis to make critical decisions.”
Mr Ofori-Atta holds a Master’s degree in service management from ESTHUA at the Université d’Angers, France, and another Master’s degree in development studies (development economics and public financial management) from the prestigious Institute of Development Studies in the UK.
ABC has under its umbrella Asaase Radio Accra (99.5), Asaase Radio Kumasi (98.5) and 123 FM, Tamale (99.7).