The Chief Executive Officer of Asante Kotoko, Dr. Kwame Kyei and his management have taken a bold decision to bring back Kotoko Express to the news stands as early as possible This was revealed on Wednesday when a cheque for GH¢30,000 was issued to the printers of the Kotoko Express.
Moreover,Dr. Kyei, paid an amount of GH¢20,000 via cheque to the accounts of Kotoko Express to take care of operational expenses which would ensure the newspaper’s return. Both major payments were done on the same day with the amount totally GH¢ 50,000 released to fund the club’s news paper.
A payment plan for the remainder of the debt to the printers would be finalised next week.
The club’s official mouthpiece has been off the newsstands since the 2015/16 Premier League ended. The paper’s closure was occasioned by financial difficulties it faced with its printers and staff. However upon his assumption of office, Dr. Kwame Kyei has promised to restore Kotoko Expres this time with stricter monitoring and supervision of its operations.
Before the payments on Wednesday, Dr. Kyei met Associate Editor, Jerome Otchere on the changes that are to take place from January. These changes are essentially structural but it would also affect some staff of the paper.
Under the new structure, Kotoko Express and the club’s website, Asantekotokosc.com come directly under the supervision of the Head of Communications who will represent all Kotoko media outfits at the Management level.
The Head of Communications is therefore expected to meet the media team of the club next week on the club’s communications policy for 2016/17 season and beyond. The newspaper is likely to come after that meeting.