Apaloo Acolaste Selikem joined the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation as a national service personal more than a decade ago, but managed her way up due to her passion and commitment for broadcast journalism.
Her resignation from the GBC at this moment where the nation prepares for the general elections was something most people has left everyone thinking.
She revealed her resignation in a post she made on her Facebook page. She added in that same post that her passion for freelance journalism has not come to an end but would continue with it. Just as how most popular media personality’s begin their journey with journalism, Selikem wasn’t an exception, she started as a reporter, news anchor, producer, editor, host and commentator.
Her 13 year stay at GBC helped her built a solid brand for herself as a freelance journalist, gender advocate and humanitarian. She expressed her sincere gratitude to the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation in a post she made on Facebook which reads, “I wish to announce my resignation from the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC).
I appreciate GBC for giving me the opportunity to be a part of public service broadcasting with such a national mandate. For me, it has been an honour serving God and country. I thank the GBC for offering me this platform since 2007 when I joined the Corporation as a national service person. I continue to maintain a cordial relationship with GBC, one that has existed for almost 13 years of working at both the radio and television divisions of GBC as a reporter, news anchor, producer, editor, host and commentator.
I also wish to appreciate all who have encouraged and inspired me at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation to do more to bring out my best. To the audience of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, and resource persons who contributed to Women’s Voice especially, I am eternally grateful. I will continue to serve Ghana as a freelance journalist, gender advocate and humanitarian. God bless you all”. She didn’t state her exact reasons for leaving, whether she’s leaving to another media house or just leaving broadcast journalism.