The 27th edition of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) awards will come off on the last Sunday of October 2023.
The event will be held under the theme, “Leveraging media freedom to sustain the democratic and security architecture: The litmus test of Election 2024.”
It explained, “The GJA believes Election 2024 will be a test of character of the country’s democratic and security architecture and the critical role of the media in ensuring success in the test cannot be underestimated but only under a conducive media freedom regime.”
In a press statement, the General Secretary of the Association, Kofi Yeboah said the event will be held at the Accra International Conference Centre on October 29.
According to him, the event is expected to bring together 1,000 participants, including Ministers of State, Members of Parliament, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, representatives of local and international media partners, representatives of Corporate Ghana and members of the inky fraternity.
He said the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah; the Chairman of the National Media Commission, Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafoh, and the US Ambassador to Ghana, Virginia E. Palmer are expected to attend the event.
Chairing the event will be the Chairman of the National Peace Council, Rev Dr Ernest Adu Gyamfi while the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs Jean Mensa, will be the Keynote Speaker.
The award scheme will see exceptional journalists awarded in 34 different categories.
The scheme is in line with Article three of the Association’s Constitution “to promote professionalism and high journalistic standards and reward and honour outstanding members periodically”.
Its maiden award event was held in December 1985.