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The Ghana news Agency (GNA) was established on March 5, 1957, i.e. on the eve of Ghana's independence and charged with the "dissemination of truthful unbiased news". It was the first news agency to be established in Sub-Saharan Africa. GNA was part of a comprehensive communication policy that sought to harness the information arm of the state to build a viable, united and cohesive nation-state. GNA has therefore been operating in the unique role of mobilizing the citizens for nation building, economic and social development, national unity and integration.
GNA strives to be the preferred source of news and information on Ghana, Africa and the World.
Our Main Output
GNA, acting as a central news collection agent of the state, gathers news from all regional, and some district, capitals. With such national spread, GNA is able to promote a viable, united and cohesive nation by highlighting stories that engender development, integration and peace.
The GNA is instrumental in carrying government messages, policies, plans and programmes to the people, including those in the remotest areas of the country. GNA's operations also give a voice to the vast majority of citizens living in rural areas, thereby promoting good governance and reducing the urban bias of news reportage. In effect, GNA highlights the problems, desires, difficulties and aspirations of the public. Thus, matters of great importance including, disasters and incidence of diseases such as Buruli Ulcer are promptly brought to the attention of the government for action.
GNA has offices in all the regional and some district capitals, and also employs the services of stringers in many towns and villages. There are currently 217 permanent employees: Management staff, journalists, computer technicians, secretarial staff, drivers, auto mechanics, etc.
Products and Services
Home news Bulletin: a daily package of news consisting of stories from Head office, regional offices and stringers. This is compiled daily and is available to subscribers via electronic medium
Foreign news Bulletin: a compilation of foreign news that is downloaded from Reuters, Xinhua, Pan African news Agency, DPA.
Export news is the news of foreign interest that is generated in Ghana.
Daily Summary is a summary of the major news events of the day, covered by both GNA and foreign news agencies. This is a hard copy production.
Our main subscribers include major newspapers, radio and television stations, diplomatic missions, corporate and government institutions.