GBC’s Prof. Amin Alhassan named best head of state-owned enterprise
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Accra: The Internal Audit Agency (IAA) has adjudged Professor Amin Alhassan, Director General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), as the Best Head of Covered Entity in the State-Owned Enterprise Category for the 2022–2023 auditing year.

He was honoured for supporting his organisation’s Internal Audit Unit (IAU) through the timely implementation of audit recommendations and general support for internal audit activities.

These activities included providing adequate resources, space, and logistics to enable the unit to deliver on its mandate in an objective and independent manner devoid of intimidation.

The Director General received a citation and a plaque at an awards ceremony held during the 2023 Annual Internal Audit Conference that took place at the University of Professional Studies (UPSA) and ended last Friday.

The theme for the event was “20 Years of Internal Audit Practice in Ghana: Achievements, Challenges, and Way Forward.”

Prof. Amin Alhassan (PhD) is a development communication expert and a faculty member of the University for Development Studies, where he served as Dean of Faculty and later Campus Principal.

He had attended the Ghana Institute of Journalism from 1987 to 1989 and later pursued Masters and Doctoral degrees in Communication Studies from Tampere University in Finland and Concordia University in Montreal, respectively.

He has lectured at the International School of Social Science in Finland, McGill University in Montreal, and York University in Toronto.

Prior to that, Prof Alhassan had worked with GBC Radio News and the Ghana News Agency as a journalist.

In 2012, he began lecturing at the University for Development Studies, Nyankpula Campus.

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Prof. Alhassan has authored and edited three books and several peer-reviewed book chapters and journal articles in journalism, mass communication, and development studies.

His book, “Communication Policy and Economic Fundamentalism in Ghana” (2004), traces the history and development of colonial and postcolonial governments responses to the use of media for development.

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