Four Ghanaians Win At This Year’s WHO And ICFJ Awards..

Kester Aburam Korankye, Seth Kwame Boateng (middle) and Emmanuel Kwasi Deborah won at the Event

Some Ghanaian Journalists including two writers of the Daily Graphic’s, have won awards for their remarkable reportage on road safety and manufacturing and several other honors.

Daily Graphic’s award recipients are: Mr Kester Aburam Korankye, a Staff Writer of Graphic Communications Group Limited, and Mr Maclean Kwofi, a media columnist with the paper.

Mr Korankye came out winner of a Road Safety Initiative by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) program, while Mr Kwofi was decreed the most incredible in Business/Manufacturing Reporting at the seventh Flamingo Awards coordinated by the Institute of Financial and Economic Journalism (IFEJ).

The Road Safety award is intended to work on the quality and quantity of news coverage on key road security issues in 15 nations that were covered by the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety.

On the whole, three winners, each from six nations with large quantities of road accident deaths were chosen.

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The nations were Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Ghana, India and Uganda.

Also, Seth Kwame Boateng of JoyNews with his documentary: “Crushed Young: Child fatalities due to road accidents”, which examined the toll road accidents had on children in Ghana, came first.

Emmanuel Kwasi Debrah of Myjoyonline with the article: “When the truck is long: Ghana’s outdated roads,” placed second.

Mr Korankye placed third with the news report: “Attaining efficient public transport system: Has BRT collapsed?”

The winners will receive $1,500, the second-placed, $1,000, and the third-placed, $500.

On the whole, 36 entries were received for nine categories from both public and private media houses in the country, but only seven categories qualified for the awards.

The award scheme is to recognize Journalists and editors who give top notch coverage of the business and financial climate in the country.

It was named: “The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Business Resilience and Recovery in the Ghanaian Economy”.

Mr Kwofi was recognised for his article: “6 Years after completion: Artisan Centre stands idle — structure deteriorates” which was published in the Daily Graphic on June 4, 2021.

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