Accra Brewery Limited (ABL) has presented GH¢30,000 in addition to 150 assorted cases of assorted products as sponsorship towards this year’s Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) Awards.
The sponsorship, in its ninth consecutive year, forms part of the company’s commitment to developing the capacity of Ghanaian journalists as well as promoting press freedom.
Joyce Ahiadorme, Corporate Communications Manager, ABL said the sponsorship was in recognition of the media’s role in the sustenance of ABL’s brands and corporate activities since its establishment in 1931.
She congratulated the media for performing its role to ensure peace, which in turn had created the needed environment for businesses to grow.
“I urge you to continue to use your reportage to protect the peace that the nation enjoys so companies can contribute to the economic growth of the country”, she added.
Expressing his appreciation to ABL, GJA President, Mr. Affail Monney commended the company for consistently supporting Ghanaian journalists to effectively perform their responsibilities.
He noted that ABL has over the years demonstrated its commitment towards the development of the media, business environment and the nation as a whole and appealed to other corporate bodies to partner the media to accelerate development.
On the media’s role in ensuring peace, Mr. Monney assured ABL of a professional and balanced coverage of the election that would seek to promote peace and the environment for businesses to strive.
He condemned the recent physical attack on some media personnel during the coverage of the Supreme Court ruling on the Montie FM host and panellists contemptuous comments.
Mr. Monney however assured journalists of absolute security during the electioneering period after an appeal by GJA to the security agencies and Ghana Parliament was met with open arms.
In addition to the support, ABL is also sponsoring the Best Entertainment/Tourism category of the awards.
By Claude Nyarko Adams and Lisanne Dornoff