35 journalists across television, radio, print and online media, have picked up laurels at the just-ended Ghana Journalists Association [GJA] awards at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Accra.
Peace FM morning show host Kwame Seya Kayi walked home with the topmost prize: the PAV Ansah Journalist of the Year, which was previously held by ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
For his prize, he gets a three bedroom house from KOANS Building Solutions, a Kingsize mattress, a plaque and a certificate.
Accra-based Citi FM also emerged big winners on the day, picking up laurels for Special Award for the Fight Against Illegal Mining, Anti-Corruption Award, Best Talk Show (Radio), Best Political Reporting, Development Journalism for Furthering SDGs, and Special Awards for Fight Galamsey.
Joy News’ Latif Iddrisu was adjudged Best Reporter – Anti-narcotic, together with a special award for his role in the anti-galamsey fight. Seth Kwame Boateng received the Best Feature Award, while Benedict Owusu also picked up the award for Best Sports Journalist.
Other awardees include David Andoh for Best Photojournalist, Seth Bokpe for Best Agriculture Report, Alice Aryittey for Best Feature, Education and Investigative Reporting. Peter Kwao Adator for Best Health Report, Jamila Akweley Oketchire for Best Sanitation and Hygiene Report, Portia Gabor for The Most Promising Award, and Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana for Best Talk Show TV.