Plan International Ghana supports country’s journalists

Plan International Ghana and the Ashanti Foam Factory Limited (ASHFOAM) have donated to the Ghana Journalists Association to support the implementation of high ethical standards in journalism and national development.

Both organisations presented cheques for GH¢20,000 (€1,500) to support with the 25th Ghana Journalists Association awards to take place on 24 October 2020.

Mrs. Vera Abbey, the Acting Head of Programmes from Plan International Ghana, said the media played a pivotal role in highlighting the experiences of vulnerable women and children and that she was pleased to contribute to the successful organisation of the Ghana Journalist Association’s silver jubilee.

She explained that as Plan International Ghana promotes children’s rights, welfare and equality, it was going to sponsor the Child Protection Category Award, to boost the hard work of journalists who are concerned with child welfare issues.

Stronger collaboration with media

“Although we have had some associations with the Ghana Journalist’s Association, we want to use this year’s presentation and support to mark the beginning of a stronger collaboration with the highest expectation that we will have other engagements beyond this,” she added.

Nana Yaw Ampem-Darko Antwi, the Marketing and Communications Manager of ASHFOAM, said his company would present some items to the awardees and ensure that the office of the Association was painted before to the celebration.

The journalist of the year, he said, would be given a couch and a mattress, while the most promising female journalist and the best journalist in agriculture would receive a mattress each.

Mrs. Linda Asante-Agyei, the Vice President of the Ghana Journalist’s Association, commended the organisations for their unflinching support, saying it would go a long way to encourage journalists to support the development of the entire country.

“Despite the impact of COVID-19 on the little resources that you have, you have still managed to support us and we are so grateful because it shows the bond established between us,” she added.

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