Citi FM strengthened its position as one of Ghana’s leading radio brands as the station bagged six awards at today’s [Wednesday] Ghana Journalists Association [GJA] awards at the Banquet Hall in Accra
The station’s anti-galamsey campaign, ‘Stop Galamsey Now’, which was launched earlier this year, came up for special mention at the ceremony, with the station picking up an award for its unrelenting fight against the menace.
Citi FM’s flagship programme, the Citi Breakfast Show, was named the best talkshow on radio, adding to the award it won at the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG) awards in September this year.
Citi FM also picked up honours for Best Political Reporting as well as an Anti-Corruption Award for the station.
Host of the station’s news analysis programme, The Big Issue, Umaru Sanda Amadu, also picked up an award for his work in development journalism, which is contributing towards the attainments of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Another of the station’s reporters, Kojo Agyeman, who emerged first runner-up in the 2017 edition of the Ghana Mining Industry Awards, was also given a special award for his reports.
His reports were key to the #StopGalamseyNow campaign which eventually prompted the Minister of Lands and National Resources, John Peter Amewu to crack down on the illegal miners.
A six-month ban was imposed, and was eventually extended by three more months to January 2018.
List of awards won by Citi FM at the 2017 GJA Awards:
1. Special Award for the Fight Against Illegal Mining.
2. Anti Corruption Award.
3. Best Talkshow ( Radio).
4. Best Political Reporting
5. Development Journalism for Furthering SDGs – Umaru Amadu Sanda.
6. Special Awards for Fight Galamsey – Kojo Agyeman.
The host of Peace FM’s morning show, Kokrokoo, Kwame Sefa Kayi was named the overall best journalist at the event.
Other Award winners
Best Agriculture report – Seth Bokpe (Daily Graphic)
Best Feature, Education and Investigative Reporting – Alice Aryittey (GHOne)
Best Health Report – Peter Kwao Adator (TV3)
Best Sanitation and Hygiene Report – Jamila Akweley Oketchire (Daily Guide)
Most promising journalist – Portia Gabor (TV3).
Best Talk Show TV – Good Evening Ghana (Metro TV)