GNA Reporter took home 2 awards

A.B. Kafui Kanyi, a Chief Reporter with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) picked two awards at the 21st Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) Awards ceremony on Saturday in Accra.


Mr Kanyi won the Best Health Reporter with the story, “Poison in a calabash”, and the Rural Reporting category with his work on, “My Baby, my farm.”

Mr Kanyi was the winner for Rural Reporting category in 2014 and maintained the position in the 2015 Awards competition.

A total of 19 journalists were awarded on the night out of 163 entries received for works done in 2015.

Investigative Journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, won the GJA Journalist of the Year and took home a Hyundai Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), certificate and a plaque.

The ceremony which had Mrs Charlotte Osei, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission as the Guest Speaker was on the theme: “Media for Undisputed and Peaceful 2016 Elections: The Support of Civil Society.”

Other winners were Joy FM’s Benedict Owusu, The Best Journalist in Sports (Radio), John Viga, The Ghanaian Times, Best Journalist in Sports (Print), Samuel Tei Adenoh, Ghanaian Times, Best Photo Journalist.

The Human Rights Award went to Gabriel Obodai Togbor Ashong of Metro TV, Emmanuel Baah, Graphic Communication Group, Best Education Reporter (Print), while the Crime and Court award went to Beatrice Adu of Joy FM.

Samuel Ablodepay of Graphic won the Telecommunication award with Grace Sogbey of the Revelation Newspaper winning News Reporting (Print) award.

Joseph Opoku Gakpo of Multimedia won the Sustainable Development Goals award.

Other award winners include Seth Kwame Boateng of Multimedia for Environment, Famous Kwasi Attitsogbe of Multimedia for Small and Medium Enterprises and Dotse Kobla Aklobotu of Graphic Business winning the Oil and Gas award.

The rest are Agriculture: Gabriel Ahiabor of Daily Graphic, Financial Reporter: Elvis Darko (The Finder), Arts, Entertainment and Tourism; Famous Kwasi Attitsogbe of Multimedia, Best Reporter in Science: Rebecca Kwei of Daily Graphic and Sanitation and Hygiene: Rebecca Awuah of GBC 24.

The GJA Komla Dumor Most Promising Journalist went to Maxwell Akalaare Adombila of Graphic.

Honorary awards were also presented to Mr Bright Blewu, former General Secretary of the GJA, Metro TV Good Morning Ghana programme, Viasat1, the Ghana Armed Forces, Ideal Finance, EIB Network, and Global Media Alliance.

Source: GNA/News Ghana

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