Who Is Paul Adom-Otchere in Ghana?
Paul Adom Otchere is a Ghanaian broadcast journalist, host of Good Evening Ghana, and the Board Chairman of Ghana Airports Company Limited.
Until his appointment as Chairman of the Board of Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), Paul served as a board member of the National Communications Authority (NCA).
After the 2000 Ghana Election, Paul Adom-Otchere had a stint with BBC via Joy FM (Multimedia).
His ‘only job’, as he puts it, is News Reporting (News Reporter), which he has undertaken for more than two decades.
- Who Is Paul Adom-Otchere in Ghana?
- Early Life
- Education, Senior High School, SHS, University
- Paul Adom-Otchere’s Wife Gets Appointment From President Akufo-Addo
- Is Paul Adom-Otchere A Lawyer?
- Paul Adom Otchere Is Not A Lawyer – Rockson Dafeamekpor
- Broadcast Journalism Career
- What time is Good Evening Ghana?
- Paul Adom Otchere Appointed As Board Chairman Of Ghana Airports Company Limited
- Is Paul Adom-Otchere A Member of NPP?
- Awards, Recognition
Paul Adom Otchere was born on Thursday, March 27th, 1975.
Mr Adom-Otchere is currently 47 years old and will be 48 years come next year, 2023.
Paul Adom Otchere was born to Mr and Mrs Adom-Otchere in Accra, Ghana.
Paul actually grew up at Burma Camp in Accra, Ghana, where his father served as a military officer.
Paul’s military father was an infantry lieutenant with the 3rd Battalion, before becoming the finance officer with the army’s pay corps.
Education, Senior High School, SHS, University
Paul began his early education at Garrison Primary School in Burma Camp, Accra.
He attended Presbyterian Boys Senior High School (PRESEC) in Accra for his secondary school education.
Paul Adom Otchere graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Classics from the University of Ghana, Legon.
He proceeded to study Law, obtaining an LLB from the University of Ghana.
Mr Paul also studied at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, where he was awarded a Master of Science in Development Economics.
Paul Adom-Otchere is married to Madam Rosemary Beryl-Archer.
They got married in the year, 2005.
His wife, Rosemary Beryl-Archer is currently the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Export-Import (EXIM) Bank.
Madam Rosemary Beryl-Archer hails from the Western Region of Ghana.
Whilst Paul is an avid supporter of Manchester United, his wife is a proud supporter of Chelsea Football Club.
On Friday, December 30th, 2005, Paul Adom Otchere and his long-time lover, Rosemary Beryl-Archer, tied the knot in a colourful ceremony at the Christ Temple of the International Central Gospel Church.
The wedding ceremony was officiated by renowned Ghanaian motivational speaker and founder of International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Rev Dr. Mensah Otabil.
In attendance were great personalities like the late Kumla Dumor of Joy FM and BBC, then Minister of Public Sector Reform, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, CEO of Citi FM, Mr Nick Amartefio, among others.
Paul and his wife are currently blessed with two beautiful girls.
Paul Adom-Otchere’s Wife Gets Appointment From President Akufo-Addo
Wife of Paul Adom-Otchere, Rosemary Beryl-Archer Otchere, was recently appointed by President Akufo-Addo to serve as the new Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Export-Import (EXIM) Bank.
Her letter of appointment dated January 4th, 2022, and signed by Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, said:
“Pursuant to Section 18(1) of the Ghana Export-Import Bank Act, 2016 (Act 911), the President has appointed you to act as the Deputy Chief Executive – Business/Banking of Ghana Export-Import Bank (the Bank), pending receipt of the constitutionally required advice of the governing board of the Bank, given in consultation with the Public Services Commission.”
Until her appointment, Madam Rosemary worked with UMB, MTN, Access Bank, and Fidelity Bank.
Is Paul Adom-Otchere A Lawyer?
Ever since Paul Adom-Otchere got appointed by President Akufo-Addo of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government, many people, especially sympathizers of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), have descended heavily on him (Paul) for holding himself out as a lawyer when, according to them, he is not.
His critics claim that Paul Adom-Otchere did not even pass his law entrance exams, let alone become a lawyer.
Paul Adom Otchere, too, has also not helped matters at all by simply clarifying whether or not he is a professional lawyer.
When a facebook user (obviously an NDC sympathizer) by name, Mensah Afrikanous, asked in the comment section of a post of Paul Adom Otchere:
“I posed a simple question, you were not able to answer. Are you a professional lawyer or anything close to that?”
The host of ‘Good Evening Ghana’ savagely replied:
“Mensah Afrkanous, am a cook, do [you] want beans stew?”
Paul Adom Otchere Is Not A Lawyer – Rockson Dafeamekpor
During the 2020 Election Petition filed by former President John Mahama at the Supreme Court of Ghana, the NDC Member of Parliament (MP) for South Dayi and legal practitioner (lawyer), Rockson Nelson Dafeamekpor, boldly called out Paul Adom Otchere for holding himself out as a lawyer when he is not.
The ranking member on Legal and Constitutional Committee of Parliament, launched a scathing attack on Paul Adom-Otchere because he (Rockson) felt the latter (Paul) had been using his ‘Good Evening Ghana’ program as a propaganda tool to promote the New Patriotic Party instead of being neutral and impartial in his presentation as an ace broadcast journalist.
He therefore called on all members of the NDC to boycott the Good Evening Ghana program.
“I think we (Ndc) must boycott Good Evening Ghana. It’s now a key propaganda forum for Paul Adom Otchere to churn out loads of non fa.
“It’s a program that means nothing. Can’t he learn from Good Morning Ghana?
“He even holds himself out as a lawyer on the show when he is not,” Lawyer Rockson Nelson Dafeamekpor said.
Broadcast Journalism Career
Paul Adom-Otchere started his career in broadcast journalism as a news reporter in the late 90s.
He worked with stations like Choice FM (now Kasapa FM), Joy FM, and Citi FM in the past.
Mr Paul played a vital role in the set up of Citi FM and was one of the first personalities who anchored the ‘Citi Eyewitness news’.
Paul Adom-Otchere, together with former CEO and owner of Metro TV, Talal Fatal, created the ‘Good Evening Ghana’ program which first aired live on Metro TV in July, 2001, at 7:15 PM, with Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom and the late Edward Salia (former Minister of Communication) as his first guests.
In 2001, he received the award for ‘Best News Reporter’ by the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA).
Also in 2001, he had a brief stint with BBC as a news reporter, covering the 2001 general elections of the United Kingdom (UK).
What time is Good Evening Ghana?
Paul Adom-Otchere has been the host of Good Evening Ghana for the past 20 years.
He still works as producer and host of one of Ghana’s long-held political talk shows, Good Evening Ghana — a current affairs TV program.
Good Evening Ghana airs at 9:00pm GMT on Metropolitan TV (Metro TV) this and every Tuesday and Thursday of the week.
Paul Adom Otchere Appointed As Board Chairman Of Ghana Airports Company Limited
On August 30th, 2021, Paul Adom-Otchere was appointed by President Akufo-Addo to serve as the board chairman of Ghana Airports Company Ltd (GACL).
On November 25th, 2021, the board was officially inaugurated to begin its work.
The seven-member GACL board headed by Paul Adom-Otchere comprises Yaw Kwakwa, the managing director of GAACL; Teye Adjrackor; Kwabena Mantey Jectey Nyarko; Philomina Sam; Francis Kofi Nunoo of the Ministry of Transport; and Gp Captain Gervase Wienaa.
Is Paul Adom-Otchere A Member of NPP?
What we know is that Paul Adom-Otchere is a sympathizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and also, a very good friend of President Nana Akufo-Addo.
What we don’t know and can’t tell is whether Paul Adom-Otchere is a card-bearing member of the NPP or not.
In recent times, too, Paul on his ‘Good Evening Ghana’ program has not shied away from showing his political bias against the National Democratic Congress (NDC) although he tries to give a balanced platform to both political parties on his show.
- 2021 — Media Man of the Year — @National Communications Awards (NCA) — Winner!
- 2021 — TV Show Host of the Year (Male) — @National Communications Awards (NCA) — Winner!
- 2012 — Paul received an Honorary Award for his contribution to the Growth of Independent Media in Ghana in 2012
- 2005 — TV Program of the Year (Good Evening Ghana) — @Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG) awards — Winner!
- 2005 — Current Affairs Program of the Year (Good Evening Ghana) — @Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG) awards — Winner!
- 2001 — Best News Reporter — by Ghana Journalists Association — Winner!
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Source: George Awiadem Maclean | BieGyaNation.Com