Citi FM’s Nana Boakye-Yiadom wins best online story

Citi FM’s Nana Boakye-Yiadom has won the award for the best online story at the 19th Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) Awards.

The story, “Phone Farming” which was adjudged the best online story for 2013, revealed how simple text messages are taking rural farmers out of poverty and changing Ghana’s agriculture landscape.

It portrayed how thousands of farmers across the country increased their yields after receiving simple but accurate farming tips through a text messaging platform.

The tips include; when to plough a farm land, planting, application of fertilizer, harvesting, among others.

The platform also empowers the farmers to have bargaining power with the elimination of “middle” men and women who hitherto ripped them off by buying their produce at cheap prices.

Daily Graphic reporter, Mabel Aku Baneseh was crowned the Journalist of the Year.

The first Komla Dumor Most Promising Journalist of the Year Award went to Maxwell Akalaral Adambilla also of the Daily Graphic.


Other winners on the night were:

Photojournalism Electronics

Mark Sasu – GTV

Photojournalism Print

Samuel Tei Adanu – Daily Guide

TV feature

Narkwor Kwabla (TV3)

News Reporting (TV)

Asante Fordwor – TV3

News Reporting Print

Dzifa Emma Tetteh – Ghanaian Times

Electronic Reporting disability

Kwetey Nartey – TV Africa

Reporting Disability (Print)

Jamina Okaretsire

Science Reporting

Rachel Quartey – GTV

Agric reporting

Soyoko Kyere – GTV

Feature (Print)

Maxwell Adombilla – Daily Graphic

Business Finance and Economics

Kwetey Nartey – TV Africa

Human Rights

Nelson Adanutey – Diamond FM

Investigative journalism

Kwetey Nartey – TV Africa


Seth Dogbey, Kwesi Amprah Twum – Daily Graphic


Moses Aklorbotu – Daily Graphic

Education Reporting (Electronic)

Isabella Owusu Oppong – GTV

Education Reporting (Print)

Kofi Yeboah – Daily Graphic

Rural Reporting

Seth Otoo

Arts and Entertainment

Rebecca Armah – GTV

Water Reporting

Kofi Yeboah

HIV/AIDS reporting

Kwetey Nartey – TV Africa

Crime/Court Reporting

Mabel Aku Baneseh – Graphic

Sports Reporting

John Vigah – Ghanaian Times

Political Reporting

Mabel Aku Baneseh – Graphic

Oil and Gas

Maxwell Akalaral – Graphic