27th GJA Awards: This Is What Unfolded On The Night

At the 27th Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) Awards on Sunday October 29, the GJA conferred the Journalist of the Year award for 2022 on Erastus Asare Donkor.

A journalist with the Multimedia Group, Mr Donkor who is based in Kumasi and reports from the Ashanti Region, also won the Best Reporter for Illegal Mining, Television (TV) Category.

An independent journalist, Francisca Enchill, was also delegated as the Female Journalist of the Year. Her work, which was circulated on Joy News, a member from the Multi Media Group, won her the Best Investigative Journalist.

Five journalists of the Graphic Communications Group Ltd (GCGL) also won awards on the night. They include:

Della Russel Ocloo: Best Journalist in Agric & Food Security

Alberto Mario Noretti: Best in News for Print Category

Efia Akese: won Features (Print)

Kester Aburam Korankye: Best in Road Safety

Mohammed Fugu: Best Journalist in Domestic Tourism.

In the interim, the flagship brand of the Graphic Communications Group Limited, Daily Graphic, won the Best Newspaper Layout award for the year, having won it on several occasions.

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New media establishment, The Fourth Estate, had two of its journalists winning awards.

Other award winners:

Anthony Adongo Apubeo, Ghana News Agency (GNA), Education

Beatrice Senadju, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), Health

Vivian Adu, Atinka Media, Gender

Fred Duhoe of Citi TV, Best News Report (TV)

Akua Oforiwa Darko (GBC), Best Environment & Science Report

Gifty Adjei (GBC), Best in Features (TV)

Emma Davies of Multimedia Group won Business/Economics

Kweku Bolton (GBC), Arts & Entertainment

Emmanuel Dzivenu of Joy Prime, Best Report for Disability

Eric Mensah-Ayettey (Myjoyonline) won Columnist

Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman of EIB Network, winning the Best Feature, Radio Category

Rev. Dr Felix Dela Klutse writing for Pent Media Centre, won Features, Online Category

Doreen Ampofo (GBC), Documentary (Radio)

Godwin Asediba of Media General, Best Documentary (TV)

Other Awards:

PAV Ansah award for the journalist of the year: Erastus Asare Donkor, Multimedia Group Limited

Collincia Affah, UCC: Best student journalist

Female journalist of the year: Francisca Enchill, Joynews

Komla Dumor Most promising journalist of the year: Neta Kris Abiana Parsram (Multimedia)

Fred Duhoe, Citi TV: Best News Reporter TV

Alberto Mario Noretti, The Mirror: Best News Reporter (Print)

Gifty Adjei, GBC: Best News Feature

Felix Dela Klutse, Pent Media: Best News Feature (Online)

Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman, EIB: Best Feature Radio

Efia Akese, The Mirror: Best Feature Print
Godwin Asediba, Media General: Best documentary (TV)

Doreen Ampofo, GBC: Best documentary (Radio)

Eric Mensah-Ayettey, TV3: Best columnist
Anthony Adongo Apubeo, GNA: Best in Education

Francisca Enchill, Joy News, Freelance : Best investigative journalism

Kweku Bolton, GBC: Arts and Entertainment

Emma Davis, Multimedia group: Business and economic

Akua Oforiwaa Darko, GBC: Environment
Beatrice Senadju, GBC: Best Health

Della Russell Ocloo, Daily Graphic: Agriculture and food security

Seth J. Bokpe, The fourth Estate: Democracy and Good Governance

Vivian Adu, Atinka Media village: Gender
Edward Adeti, The fourth Estate: Crime and court

Mohammed Fugu, Daily graphic: Domestic Tourism Print

Kester Korankye, Daily Graphic: Road safety

Erastus Asare Donkor, Multimedia: Illegal mining

Critical issues, UTV: Best TV program (Ghanaian language)

‘Efisem’, (Atinka Media Village): Radio Ghanaian language

Ghana Tonight, Media General: Beat TV programme English language

Emmanuel Dzivenu, Joy prime: Best reporter on Disability

Newsfile, Joy FM: Best radio programme English

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