’s Smith-Asante nominated for GJA Awards

Edmund Smith-Asante

Mr. Edmund Smith-Asante of has been nominated for the 16th Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) Awards slated for September 9, 2011.

Mr. Smith Asante, a former GJA award winner, specialises and reports on health, water, sanitation and other environmental issues.

The 11-member Awards Committee for the 16th Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) Awards on Monday proposed 31 nominees for the various categories of awards.

The nominees would be finally approved by the Executive of the Association.

The nominees include Mr Edmund Smith-Asante, Ghana Business News, Ms Hannah Asomaning (Mrs Awadzi) of the Ghana News Agency (GNA), Fati Shaibu Ali, Etv, the Team Graphic, Daily Graphic, Naa Lamiley Bentil, Daily Graphic and Caesar Abagali also of the GNA.

Others include Ms Lucy Adoma Yeboah and Mrs Rebecca Quaicoo-Duho, both of the Daily Graphic, Richard Sky, Citi FM, Odelia Ofori, TV3, Kofi Yeboah, Daily Graphic, Asamoah Tuffuor, Ghanaian Times, Sammy Darko, Joy FM, Manasseh Awuni, GBC/Freelance, Vicky Wereko, Daily Graphic/Freelance, Kwaku Owusu Peprah, Joy FM, Kafui Kanyi, GNA, Samuel Dowuona, Adom FM, Radio Peace and Unique FM.

The rest are Mr Charles Takyi Boadu, Daily Guide, Edward Nyarko, GTV, Bashiru Adam, Public Agenda, Eric Adjei Ansah, Metro TV, Dominic Hlordze, GBC, Sylvanus Kumi, Business Guide, Kofi Enchill, Heritage, Samuel Agyemang, Metro TV, William Asiedu, Mirror, Charles Okine, Daily Graphic, Business and Financial Times.

Mr Edward Ameyibor, Chairman of the Committee explained that a total of 36 categories were selected which was down from 39 for last year. However, the number of entries rose from 271 last year to 302 for this year, according to a Ghana News Agency publication.

By Ekow Quandzie

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