The resolve by the Dr. Kwame Kyei-led administration to bring back Kotoko Express to the newsstands as early as possible received a major boost on Wednesday when a cheque for GHȼ30,000 was issued to the paper’s printers.
Apart from that, the Chairman on the same day, paid a GHȼ20,000 cheque to Kotoko Express’ account to take care of operational expenses which would ensure the newspaper’s return.
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 Express 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.