The World Bank Office in Ghana is to sponsor the ultimate winner of this year’s IFEJ Flamingo Awards for Business and Financial Journalists to participate in the Spring Meeting in Washington DC.
Richard Annerquaye Abbey from the Business and Financial Times who won the ultimate award took away a plaque, a citation, Ipad donated by the World Bank and a round trip to Washington for the Spring meeting of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
Mr. Abbey also won the Tourism award, sponsored by MTN and Natural Resources categories also sponsored by GNPC.
Other award winners were Kofi Ahowi a freelance journalist who won the best in Agribusiness.
Masahudu Ankilu of the Africa Eye Report won the Best in the Development category. Suleiman Mustapha, of Graphic Business picked two separate awards – Best in Finance category and Local Economy category sponsored by GNPC and Melcom.
Special awards were also presented to some organisations and individuals for their various support to IFEJ over the years. Awards were presented to the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), the Business and Financial Times, Voltic Mineral Water Limited, Melcom Group of Companies and GCB Bank Limited.
The two personalities awardees were Mrs. Ama Achiaa Amankwah Baafi of the Graphic Communications Group Limited and Abdul Hayi-Moomen of GBC 24.
Chief Executive of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, Sulemanu Koney, called on business and financial journalists to ensure sustainability, accountability and transparency in the governance of the country’s mineral resources.
He said this responsibility behoves the financial and business journalists to do more in serving as critical watchdogs.
The theme for this year’s award ceremony was, “Towards Better Management of Natural Resources for Inclusive Growth and Development”.
It was organised by the Institute for Financial and Economic Journalists IFEJ.