The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), at the weekend held its 21st awards night to honour journalists for their hard work.
Under the theme; “Media for undisputed and peaceful 2016 Election: the support of civil society, the association honoured 20 journalists for distinguishing themselves during the year.The journalists who were honoured must be proud to have been chosen among a lot of entries that were submitted for the competition.
We must commend all the award winners for their hard work and their media institutions for providing them with the platform to propel themselves to this height.
The awards ceremony itself was as usual splendid with a touch of new rewards for the Journalist of the year and the Business and financial Journalist of the year.
For the first time in the history of the awards, the association presented two cars; a brand new Hyundai Suv and an i10 Hyundai saloon car to the two winners.
There awards represents a marked departure from the previous awards where the hightest award was either a trip abroad for six weeks or an amount of GH¢5,000.
Similarly, the Business and Financial award winner also benefitted from a trip abroad few times during the sponsorship of the World Bank. This year’s winner is taking home a car.
The Times applauds all the award winners and commends Corporate Ghana and all individuals and institutions who supported the GJA to hold this year’s award.
The support of Cor porate Ghana cannot be overemphasized. It has helped to sustain the awards over the years, and certainly without the support, the association would find it difficult to hold the awards ceremony.
As a matter of fact, the work of journalists is so important to the development of the country and needs to be supported.
Without it, journalists may not be motivated to aspire to be the best in a competitive manner which is the best way to promote excellence.