Ghana Actors Guild President To Step Down

Nicknamed by some movie industry stakeholders as the 'Mugabe of the

Actor's Guild' for his seemingly long stay in office, President of

Ghana Actors Guild (GAG), Mr Samuel Nii Odoi Mensah, has finally

disclosed that he's had enough and will step down during the next


Speaking to Razz Newspaper, Mr Mensah stated that he's not going to

contest for the Guild's Presidency in the upcoming elections; rather,

his aim is to monitor and make sure the Guild has a very successful


Over the period, Mr Samuel Nii Odoi Mensah, who has always blamed the

inability of the Guild to organise elections to lack of funds, also

stated that; at the end of this year, the Guild will have new

executives including a new President.

He lamented that many people in the industry have always wanted him

out so he sees no need for him to even think of standing for any

position and considering the fact that; he has exhausted two terms in

office. Actually, Mr Odoi-Mensah has stayed in office for 10 years

instead of the constitutionally mandated 8 years.

Mr Odoi-Mensah, who has no suitable successor in mind for the Guild,

said: "I have done what I can. I can't do it all, so it will be better

for the Guild members to identify who's the best candidate to continue

with where I got to. The members know what they need so based on those

needs, they can choose a suitable person who will work on their needs

and I have no problem with that."

He continued: "I will never think of using my means to campaign or

endorse any candidate. All I will do is to ensure we have peaceful


When asked about the timeline for the elections, he said that, the old

executives are still preparing their report whilst a new committee

will be formed to monitor and set a date for the general elections.

"Hopefully, the election will come off before December," Mr Odoi-Mensah assured.

Talking about some of the challenging times during his tenure of

office, he said the media has not been friendly with his

administration right from day one till date but it got to a point he

realised that no matter what one does, a section of the media will

criticise, so he realised that, such actions by the media is part of

the game and he takes it in his stride.

"even in your family, sometimes, some of your family members try to

find fault in certain things you do, so if your family can criticize

you, you need to be ready to take any criticism that comes to you as a

leader anytime and move forward," he said.

Source: Razz Newspaper

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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