GJA holds memorial service for Dr Doris Yaa Dartey

GJA holds memorial service for Dr Doris Yaa Dartey

The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has held a short memorial service and signed a Book of Condolence for Dr Doris Yaa Dartey, a prolific writer, lecturer, communications expert and media consultant of international repute at the Accra International Press Centre (AIPC) on Monday.

A galaxy of prominent media practitioners and other sympathisers attended the solemn programme.

Mrs Georgina Quaitoo signing the book of condolence Photo Lizzy Okai

Dr Doris Dartey, a seasoned and influential media practitioner with the ‘ Heart of Gold’ and a committed Columnist of The Spectator ‘ The Watchwoman’ whose articles were riddled with ‘positive punches’ and geared towards attitudinal change, human resource and national development among others, died at the Korle- Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, on Sunday, July 19, 2020, at the age of 67.

Mr Dave Agbenu signing the book of condolence Photo Lizzy Okai

She would be laid to rest on Thursday, August 6, 2020, in Accra. It would be a private burial.

Mr Affail Monney, President of GJA in a short statement said that the death of Dr Doris Dartey had, indeed, created a vacuum which would be very difficult to fill.

He said that the deceased was an epitome of virtue and selflessness whose contribution to the development of media practitioners in the country would stand the test of time.

‘Unquestionably, Dr Doris Dartey was successful in whatever she did because she executed all her assignments and undertook all her endeavours with unrestrained love, chronic zest and incredible gusto.

“She would be sorely, missed and fondly remembered for her extravagant generosity and immaculate jocularity,” he said.

Pastor Joseph Aaron Hagan of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in a brief sermon asked members of the association to take consolation in the Biblical fact that “To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under the Heaven: A time to be born and a time to die.”

He extolled the commitment, dedication and zeal with which the deceased displayed in the discharge of her duties especially regarding punctuality, and asked that journalists and other media practitioners should also make judicious use of, ‘time’ in the course of their work. 

By Castro Zangina -Tong & Ruth Bentum-Micah 

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