Akufo-Addo congratulates 2017 GJA awards winner Bernard Avle

Akufo-Addo congratulates 2017 GJA awards winner Bernard Avle

President Akufo-Addo has sent in hearty congratulations to Citi FM’s Bernard Avle for being named the 2017 Journalist of the Year.

Akufo-Addo said Mr Avle’s award was “thoroughly well-deserved.”

In a tweet on Sunday, Akufo-Addo also congratulated other award winners at the 23rd Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) awards ceremony which was held at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra on Saturday.

He also urged the media to work in a manner that will help the country deal with the social challenges it faces and also draw more investments to develop the country.

“Warm congratulations to @Benkoku on being named 2017 Journalist of the Year. Thoroughly well-deserved. Congratulations also to all award winners. I urge the media to remain active in tackling the social ills of our country, and advocating for investment that will contribute to Ghana’s development.”

Bernard Avle, who is also the host of Point of View on Citi TV was among nearly 36 selected journalists in the country who received various awards on the night.

Before receiving the personal award, the Citi Breakfast Show was named the Radio Morning Show of the year 2017 at the event.

Citi News’ Kojo Agyeman, also picked up a special award on the night, the second time in a row for his sustained reports on illegal mining.

Bernard is the next to win the award after it was won by Peace FM’s Kwame Sefa Kayi in 2016.

This year’s awards event which as held under the theme: “State of Investigative journalism: Boundaries of privacy and borders of the public interest” sought to bring into focus investigative journalism in Ghana.

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