The founder of Millar Open University, Professor David Millar, has recommended the establishment of a district and municipal award scheme for journalists in the Upper East Region. This award scheme would be led by the Upper East Regional Branch of the Ghana Journalists Association.
Professor Millar, who also served as the Chairman of the Awards Vetting Committee for the 2022 Upper East Regional GJA Awards, spoke to A1 Radio’s Mark Smith and explained that the district and municipal level award scheme would motivate journalists at that level to contribute to the development of the areas they are situated in.
“There has to be a district-level award system that culminates in the regional level competition. It would provide an opportunity for someone if he or she is in a rural area,” he argued.
Additionally, Professor Millar explained that such schemes could be utilized to provide capacity-building training for journalists at the district level, assist the GJA in its membership drive, and motivate journalists.
Professor Millar, Chairman of the Awards Vetting Committee, expressed his admiration for the work submitted by journalists in the region, considering the significant resource constraints journalists face.
The 2022 Upper East Regional GJA Awards held in partnership with the main sponsor – the SHARE Project being implemented by Right to Play, FAWE, FHI 360 and WaterAid Ghana with sponsorship from Global Affairs Canada. Other sponsors are, Afrikids Ghana, Earl International Group (Ghana) Gold Mining Ltd, MTN Ghana, Silas Amoah Foundation, Endswell Pharmacy, Youth Harvest Foundation, VRA/NEDCO, Widows and Orphans Movement, Participatory Action for Rural Development Alternatives (PARDA), Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana