A journalist with Graphic Communication Group Limited(GCGL), Mabel Aku Baneseh has announced her resignation after 18 years of dedicated service.
Mabel Baneseh known for her dexterity, precision and devotion to work until her resignation has been a court reporter for the Daily Graphic for years.
The 2014 GJA journalist of the year made the official announcement on her Facebook timeline citing personal and family reasons.
“I tendered in my resignation letter on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, after 18 years of dedicated service to the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL); 15 years of which has been in permanent employment. I did my national service at the GCGL and have gone nowhere ever since. I gave a month’s notice so my last day at GCGL as an official employee will be November 15, 2019.
My plans are many but in the interim, I will concentrate on my family, my personal wellbeing, private consultancy services, my second book and charity work.
My decision to resign comes after six years of planning. I simply do not want to turn 60 at GCGL and I hope my decision will be respected by some private media houses, who take delight in feeding on what happens at the GCGL.
In fact, I had no option but to issue this statement after an editor of a private media outlet sent me a message at exactly 12:08 am asking “you have resigned from Daily Graphic?” I would have broken this news on November 16, 2019, but the message meant I have to act before stories are made up.
I would please entreat my colleague journalists to respect my decision and desist from making up theories that do not exist. I will continue to have a good relationship with the GCGL. It will always be my first love in employment. Thank You.”
But questions have been raised about the happenings at the Graphic Communication Group Limited following the recent litany of resignations.
Meanwhile, Ghanaxtra.com is reliably informed that the resignation of Mabel brings the number of resignations to five in recent months.
Information available to this portal indicates that Mr Musah Jafaru a one-time Presidential Correspondent tendered in his resignation in September 2019.
The source reveals that prior to that Syme and Victor Kwawukume both Presidential correspondents had also resigned two months ago.
Mr Seth Bokpe, a senior reporter interestingly also tendered in his resignation on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.