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OTEC FM’ S reporter Jacob Agyenim Boateng honoured at Ashanti GJA Excellence Awards

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Kumasi based OTEC 102.9 FM’s reporter, Jacob Agyenim Boateng, branded in media circles as (Nana Kokooto) has been honored by the Ashanti Regional chapter of the Ghana Journalist Association ((GJA), for his impactful contribution to media  development in the  Region and Ghana at large.

The seasoned reporter was awarded with a citation during the 2023 edition of the GJA Excellence Media Awards which was held on Saturday June 24, 2023 at Rotary Park.

Presenting the award, the Ashanti Regional GJA Chairman, Kinsley Hope  congratulated the prolific reporter  and other awardees for their accurate and eye catching reports.

In all 18 individuals and groups were recognized during the awards ceremony for working assiduously in the year under review.

Some seasoned journalists including, Pure FM’s morning show host, Kwame Adinkra ,Erastus Asare Donkor from the Multimedia Group, Charles Brafo-Anakwa, News Editor for Kessben Fm in Kumasi, Isaac Asare Bediako of EIB Network, Beatrice Spio-Gabrah of Media General, Elisha Adarkwah of Class Media Group among  others awarded on the night.

Jacob Agyenim Boateng after receiving the Award said he was grateful to the leadership of Ashanti Region GJA for huge recognition

He added that, the award will motivate him to work even hard to come out with compelling and accurate stories that will shape the country for the better.

Chairman of the National Media Commission, NMC, Mr Yaw Boadu Ayeboafo, who was the special guest of honor for the event underscored the need for free press in Ghana,

According to him, independent media is not a luxury but a necessity that must always be available to propel development.

“The media are crucial to development and democracy as they provide the basis for empowering and enabling the people to express their views and opinions, to participate in the process of governance and peaceful building “.

Mr Yaw Boadu Ayeboafo used the opportunity to encourage media practitioners to play their role effectively, provide sufficient and accurate facts to make rational judgment and decisions.

He however called on government agencies media partners and other stakeholders to see journalists as an important element of governance and collaborate well with them for development.

Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com

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