The brewery also donated 150 assorted cases of ABL products valued at GHC4,000.00 towards the ceremony.
Joyce Ahiadorme, Corporate Communications Manager of ABL, presenting the package to the GJA, congratulated journalists for their dedication towards the maintenance of peace in Ghana; a situation that has created an enabling environment for businesses.
Acknowledging the role of the media in the sustenance of businesses, she said, ‘‘your willingness to shine the light on ABL’s brands and corporate activities has supported our existence these 85 years. I urge you to continue to use your reportage to protect the peace that the nation enjoys so ABL can continue to work unceasingly to refresh, bring sociability, and contribute to the economic growth of Ghana for the next 85 years and beyond.”
Accra Brewery Limited, which is celebrating its 85th anniversary, has contributed to numerous activities in Ghana including capacity development of journalists.
The brewery has over the years contributed more than GHC 300,000.00 to the GJA through its annual support for the GJA Awards as well as the World Press Freedom Day.
Commenting on the goodwill gesture of the brewery, the President of the GJA, Mr Affail Monney said companies like ABL have been backbones to the nation’s economic gains directly through their operations and through their value chains.
‘‘The GJA is grateful to ABL for its nine years’ consecutive sponsorship of the Best Reporter in Arts and Entertainment category of the GJA Awards. Your continuous refreshment and cash donations in support of the awards demonstrate a commitment towards the development of the media and the nation as a whole.
As journalists, we will reciprocate this gesture through our coverage of the election in a manner that will promote peace and an environment for businesses such as yours to strive,” he concluded.
Source: GNA/News Ghana