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Bishops in Ghana Appoint New Social Communications Director

Wednesday 14 September 2016, by SIGNIS

Accra, September 14th, 2016 (Canaafrica). The Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) has appointed Father Dieu-Donne Kofi Davor of Ho Diocese as the new Executive Secretary of Social Communications at the National Catholic Secretariat (NCS) in Accra for a four-year term.

The appointment letter was signed by Most Rev. Joseph Osei-Bonsu, President of the GCBC and takes effect from September 1, 2016. Until his appointment, Fr. Davor was the Director of Communications of the Ho Diocese and he takes over from Mr. Dan Dzide, who has ended his service with the NCS.

Fr. Davor’s duties as the Executive Secretary include developing an effective Social Communications strategy and agenda for the Church, procure and enhance the means of and resources for prosecuting the Social Communications agenda, modernize and expand the network and effectiveness of Social Communications; and establish self-financing, income-earning Social Communications programmes to support evangelisation.

He is also to co-ordinate the activities of Diocesan Social Communications Offices, serve as link between the Catholic Church and the secular media; coordinate the activities of the Catholic Church in the following areas- Press and Print Media, Radio and Television programmes.

He is also to co-ordinate the training of personnel for Communications at the National and Diocesan levels and the development of audio visual, group media and cinema materials.

As the Executive Secretary, Fr. Davor is scheduled to help co-ordinate and manage the internet service of the Secretariat, supervise the Quick Print Centre and undertake any other activities that may be assigned by the Secretary General, the Episcopal Chairman of the Department or the Bishops’ Conference.

By virtue of this position, he becomes a member and the Secretary to the Board of Directors of the Standard Newspapers and Magazines (SNAM) Limited, publishers of The Catholic Standard.

To know more about him, please read this article.

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