Leading African rating and PR firm, Avance Media has released its inaugural list and comprehensive report on leading Ghanaian Journalists dubbed Top 50 Ghanaian Journalists.
The list which features journalists from over 30 media institutions was released to celebrate and throw the spotlight on Ghanaian newsmakers, newscasters and evangelists of credible information in the media both locally and internationally.
According to the report published by Avance Media, women form only 20 percent of the rankings after research on the work of over 300 Ghanaian journalists. The publication which also highlighted the criteria used in selecting the top 50 journalists named: experience, diversity, track record, quality reporting, and impact of work among the key indicators in choosing journalists from over 300 to make the final publication.
Joy FM recorded the highest representation with 6 journalists in the publication followed by TV3 with 4 journalists, and Citi FM, GHOne TV and Peace FM recording 3 journalists each.
The Multimedia Group Ltd also recorded the highest number of journalists numbering 10 followed by EIB Network (5), Despite Media Group (4), Media General (3) and Omni Media (3).
In announcing the list MD of Avance Media, Prince Akpah noted, “The basis of journalism as the fourth estate and a watchdog for corruption and injustice brings an unequivocal responsibility for journalists to be equally skilled and hard-working as they are virtuous and ethical”. He further stated that the purpose of the publication is also to provide accessible information on journalists who have dedicated their career to creating stories that go beyond news, but make available an avenue of impact coupled with their stories.
Avance Media is noted for its credible ranking activities across the African Continent as they partner with individuals and organizations to project positive stories about Africa.
Also speaking about upcoming projects from Avance Media, Managing Partner and Head of Business Development, Kwame A.A Opoku recommended an annual conference for Journalists in Ghana which would create a common platform for the experienced to share their lessons and views as the upcoming turn it into an avenue of mentorship.
A detailed report about the list can be downloaded via www.avancemedia.org/ghanaianjournalists
Below is the full list of the 2018 Avance Media Top 50 Ghanaian Journalists arranged in alphabetical order:
1. Abdul K. Malik Baako || The New Crusading Guide
2. Afia Adutwumwaa Morosa || Peace FM
3. Afia Pokuaa || Adom FM
4. Akosua Sarpong || UTV
5. Akwasi Sarpong || BBC
6. Ameyaw Debrah || AmeyawDebrah.com
7. Anas Aremeyaw Anas || Tiger Eye PI
8. Bernard Avle || Citi FM
9. Bismark Brown || Atinka TV
10. Bright Nana Amfom || TV3
11. Chris-Vincent A. Febiri || GhanaCelebrities.com
12. Dan Kweku Yeboah || Peace FM
13. Daryl Kwawu || Joy FM
14. Edward Kwabi || TV3
15. Elvis Darko || The Finder
16. Evans Mensah || Joy FM
17. Fortune Alimi || Daily Guide
18. Francis Abban || Starr FM
19. Gary Al-Smith || Joy FM
20. Gifty Anti || GDA Concepts
21. Israel Laryea || Joy News
22. Jefferson Sackey || Presidency of Ghana
23. Juliet Bawuah || Freelance
24. Kent Mensah || StarrFMOnline.com
25. Kofi Adomah || Kofi TV
26. Komla Klutse || TV3
27. Kwabena K. Boateng || GhanaWeb
28. Kwabena Yeboah || GTV
29. Kwame Sefa Kayi || Peace FM
30. Kweku Temeng || GHOne TV
31. Kwesi Pratt || The Insight Newspaper
32. Mabel Aku Banesseh || Daily Graphic
33. Manasseh Azure Awuni || Joy FM
34. Michael Oti Adjei || TV3
35. Nana Aba Anamoah || GHOne TV
36. Nana Yaw Ampofo Ankrah || Kwese TV
37. Nathaniel Attoh || Joy FM
38. Norvan Acquah Hayford || B&FT
39. Omanhene Kwabena Asante || Adom TV
40. Patrice Amegashie || TV Africa
41. Patrick Osei Agyemang || Adom TV
42. Paul Adom Otchere || Metro TV
43. Peace Hyde || Forbes Africa
44. Ridwan Karim Dini Osman || GHOne TV
45. Saddick Adams || Atinka FM
46. Selikem Apaloo Acolatse || GTV
47. Seth Kwame Boateng || Joy FM
48. Thomas Naadi Bitlegma || BBC
49. Umaru Sanda Amadu || Citi FM
50. Vivian Kai Lokko || Citi FM
More People To Die As Witches Hold National Conference In The Brong Ahafo Region : Prophet Reveals
A Ghanaian prophet, Apostle Anthony Sampson Asamoah has revealed that Witches in Ghana will hold a National Conference in Bodaa, a small community in Brong Ahafo Region ahead of the Christmass Season.
Apostle Anthony Sampson Asamoah is the Prophet in charge of Presbyterian Gethsemane Prayer Camp in Brong Ahafo Region and according to him, the witches in Ghana are planning a massive conference which will shake the nation and hundreds will be dead before the year ends.
The prophet also revealed that their plan is not collect more blood through accidents. At the meeting, they will train and initiate young witches and wizards into their association.
Apostle Anthony Sampson Asamoah called on Christian leaders in Ghana to be strong in prayers to fight the National Conference because it will bring nothing but disaster into Ghana. The prophet made this revelation on Adom FM.
This is not the first time such announcements have been made in Ghana. A few years ago, a pastor revealed Witches were set to hold a National Conference in the Same Brong Ahafo Region specifically in Bechem.
Ethan Ampadu Signs Five-Year Chelsea Contract Extension
Ethan Ampadu has signed a five-year contract extension at Chelsea, keeping him at Stamford Bridge until 2023.
The 18-year-old Wales international of Ghanaian descent is yet to feature under new head coach Maurizio Sarri, but made seven appearances under his predecessor Antonio Conte last term.
Speaking to Chelsea’s official club website, he said: “I’m really proud and happy. I’m looking forward to the next five years and all I have got to do now is continue to work hard, and hopefully, good things will happen.”
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: “Ethan has shown great potential and unbelievable maturity since arriving at Chelsea a year ago.
“In this short time he convinced a lot of people with his exceptional quality and mentality and we look forward to watching him develop into a key player for the club over the coming years.”
Asked last week what Ampadu has to do to break into the Chelsea starting XI, Sarri said: “In this first period, for me it was very important not to change especially the defensive line.
“But I hope in the future to be able to give space to everyone, even the defenders. In the first period, as you know, it’s very difficult to change the defensive line.”
Cardiff boss Neil Warnock said, ahead of Saturday’s 4-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge, that he would be keen to take Ampadu on loan, saying he “doesn’t look out of place” at the top level.
Ampadu announced himself on the international stage during his competitive Wales debut – a man-of-the-match display in a 4-1 victory over Republic of Ireland – leading to calls for him to make the Blues first team.
Menzgold Extends Suspension Of Dividend Payments, Gold Vault Market Services
Gold dealership, Menzgold, has extended a six-day suspension of its Gold Vault Market services.
The embattled firm has now set September 28, 2018 to resume the controversial service.
In a release Tuesday, Menzgold has informed its customers that “Following our correspondence with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), we regret to advise that the Gold Vault Market product services will continue to be suspended until the 28th September, 2018 to enable us reach a useful conclusion with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).”
Menzgold announced last Thursday that it has temporarily halted its collectables and any new business related to its gold vault market.
The company explained at the time that the halt of the service, also called extra value payments, will resume on September 19, “by which time we believe all pending issues related to the Gold Vault Market Product would have been ironed out.”
The SEC and the Bank of Ghana are fighting the company over claims it is operating a business not covered by its operating licence.
Menzgold insists its services do not breach any regulation.
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