Aug 27, 2012

Invest in education – Journalist of the year tells parents

Mr. Manasseh Azure

Poverty is not an excuse for not sending your ward to school was the exact words of Mr. Manasseh Azure Awuni,  2011 Journalist of the year.

He made the remark during the 17th Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) awards night held in Accra on Saturday August 25, 2012.

The Journalist of the year took the opportunity to caution parents against profligate spending and invest in the education of their wards, for by so doing; they would be contributing to enhancing the human resource base of the country as well as raising more future leaders.

Mr. Azure narrated the challenges he faced in his education because he was from a deprived home but due to the unflinching support by his  father’s, he (Azure) has been able to chalk some success in life.

“I use this opportunity to thank God and my father for how far they’ve brought me,” he said urging his colleague journalists to put up their best in all their endeavours.

The 17th GJA awards night was on the theme: "Giving credence to Elections and Democratic stability: The role of the Media".

The Guest Speaker for the night, His Eminence Peter Cardinal Appiah Turkson, President Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace at the Vatican, who described journalists as prophets, urged them to unite the country with their reportage and not divide with bias reporting that would open ethnic cracks.

Mr. Manasseh Azure also received awards in other categories including; Best News Reporting Radio, Best Report on Sanitation, and Best News Report on TV.

Best in Investigative Reporting went to Moses Dotse Aklorbortu (Daily Graphic), whereas Best in Political Reporting went to Kofi Enchill (The Heritage).

Click here to view full list of the award winners:

Godwin Allotey Akweiteh