The Agriculture Development Bank (ADB) has presented a cheque for GHS100, 000 towards the 23rd Ghana Journalists Association Awards.
The award ceremony, which is slated for October 27, 2018, will honour deserving journalists and media persons whose works have created significant impacts in the year 2017.
ADB’s MD, Dr. John Kofi Mensah, commended the association for encouraging journalists and media practitioners over the years, and rewarding their hard work.
The media profession, he explained, has become more demanding as the quest for accurate information from journalists is soaring.
This, Dr. Mensah noted calls for constant support and reward for journalists to offer their best for national development.
“The democratic development of this country can partially be attributed to the media’s contribution towards unity, and the numerous sacrifices that journalists make day in and out,” he said.
Going forward, Dr. Mensah revealed the ADB will in the future collaborate with the GJA further develop journalists through capacity building and other developmental programmes.
“This donation is our token for this year, and we hope to do more in the years to come as we collaborate to make the profession more attractive,” he noted.
GJA President, Mr. Affail Monney said the money will be used for its intended purpose of supporting the event.
“This token has come at an opportune time and it’ll positively boost the ceremony this year,” he said.
Mr. Monney thanked the management of ADB and said journalists will continue to play their relevant roles in Ghana’s democratic regime.
The GJA last month, inaugurated an eight-member committee to vet and sample potential stories that merit various awards and recognition come Saturday October 27.
Mr. Money however affirmed that the committee will certainly do a good job to ensure all awards and recognitions would be won on merit.
By Wisdom Jonny-Nuekpe