Renowned journalist working with state-owned Daily Graphic, Mabel Aku Baneseh has resigned after 18 years of her engagement with the biggest state-owned newspaper.
In a statement cited by Whatsup News, Ms Baneseh said she had taken the decision to concentrate on her family, her private consultancy and her second book.
“My plans are many but in the interim, I will concentrate on my family, my personal wellbeing, private consultancy services, my second book and charity work,” she said in the statement.
According to her, she had arrived at her decision after six years of planning, “My decision to resign comes after six years of planning. I hope my decision will be respected by some private media houses, who take delight in feeding on what happens at the GCGL,” she said.
She tendered her resignation letter on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, saying she does not want wild speculations around her resignation.
Her exit from Graphic has come as a shocker to many of her fans and followers on Social media. Ms Banaseh was basically the face of Graphic during the unprecedented Presidential election petition in 2013.
After the eight-month-long suit, she published a book that fundamentally focused on the rollercoaster lawsuit.
Meanwhile, the state-owned newspaper is known to be struggling against competition from social media and new media. Its circulation of hardcopy print has reportedly dropped massively.