Multimedia’s Seth Kwame Boateng has been adjudged the 2015 GJA/Prof. PAV Ansah Journalist of the Year for his ‘Locked and Forgotten’ documentary about the plight of remand prisoners in Ghana.
“God has been indeed good. I am grateful to God. It is a miracle…..I didn’t dream a day like this will come,” Seth Kwame Boateng said.
At the annual awards ceremony held at the Banquet Hall in Accra Saturday, Seth Kwame Boateng did not only pick the PAV Ansah Journalist of the Year Award, he also bagged three others on the night.
A plaque in his honour praised him for “thorough research” and enviable “consistency” on the job.
Seth’s documentary led to scores of remand prisoners regaining some temporary freedom after suffering the squalor in prisons across the country.
The Chief Justice directed High Court judges working with the Justice For All programmne to go around prisons in the country to hear cases on the spot and administer justice.
Multimedia walked away with an impressive plunder of the awards. Joy FM’s Kwetey Nettey bagged two. Joseph Gakpo’s story on poverty alleviation won him an award. Joy Sports’ Benedict Owusu and Myjoyonline.com’s photojournalist David Andoh won their categories.
LIST OF WINNERS
Seth J. Bokpe – GJA Komla Dumor Most Promising Young Journalist Award
Seth Kwame Boateng (Joy FM) Features on Radio – (Bloody land)
Seth Kwame Boateng – Features on Television (I shake I walk)
Gabriel Ahiabor (Daily Graphic) – (Energy self-sufficiency; village of
Gabriel Ahiabor (Daily Graphic) – Agriculture – (Watermelon not just water and sugar)
Joseph Opoku Gakpo (Joy FM) – Poverty alleviation (Millennium)
Abdul Moomen (GTV) – Human rights – (Killing the spirt of children)
Wendy Laryea (TV3) – Education – (The waiting is over)
Wendy Laryea (TV3) – Digital journalism – (From floor to desk)
Rebecca Awuah (GBC) – Arts and Tourism
Elvis Darko (Finder) – Courts and crime (One woman, two husbands)
Mabel Aku Baneseh (Daily Graphic) – Anti corruption – (Rot at National Service Scheme)
Daniel Nanor (Chronicle) – Environment – (Galamsey)
Kwetey Nartey(Joy FM) – Investigative Reporting – (Red light beats)
Kwetey Nartey (Joy FM) – Narcotics – (Narcotic school boys)
Jamila Akweley (Daily Guide) Liquid gold best food ever
Zadok K. Gyesi (Daily Graphic) Small and Medium Enterprise (Unnoticed gold mining)
Samuel Adadi Akapule (GNA)
Della Rusell Ocloo (Daily Graphic) – Sanitation – (Ongoing battle with Zinginshor)
David Andoh (Myjoyonline) – Photography – (Two motorbikes in head-on collision)
Kafui Kaney (GNA) – Rural reporting; Child labour – (Kids abandon school)
Alberto Mario Noretti (Ghanaian Times) – Rural reporting – (Dabi dabi where no one dies)
Doreen Hammond (Daily Graphic) – Education (print) – (The state of libraries)
Samuel Kyei Boateng (Daily Graphic) News (print)
Ayele Ayittey ( TV Africa) – Disability ( Who leans sign language)
Nii A. Klu (GBC Obonu) Best Ga programme
Nana Konadu Agyemang ( Taxis as hearse)
Moses Dotse Aklorbortu (Daily Graphic) – Oil and gas (Oil rigs beg for decommissioning)
Felix Klutse ( Business Day) – Indigenous banks
Benedict Owusu (Joy FM) – Sports (Age cheating)
Rebecca Ekpe (GBC ) Local governance