Joy News’ Anass Sabit, has been adjudged the Most Promising Journalist of the Year at the Brong Ahafo Regional Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) Awards.

The awards held under the theme “Promoting Responsible Mining: the role of the media,” was the first of its kind organised by the GJA in the Bono, Ahafo and Bono East regions.

It was aimed at giving hard-working journalists in the regions the opportunity to be recognised in their respective fields.

Mr Sabit filed three community stories which include the abandoned CHPS Compound at Agyina in the Kintampo South District, the poor water situation at Asuoti under the Nkoranza North District and the terrible nature of the Amoma road which is affecting Economic activities within the area.

The organisers among other things lauded Mr Sabit for visiting these areas most of the times on a motorbike despite the harsh conditions of the terrible road network, weather conditions and unavailability of telecommunication services in most of these areas.

Find below the list of winners and their respective categories they won in:

Best Journalist of the year-2018
Emmanuel Adu- Gyamerah, Graphic

Most Promising Journalist
Anass Sabit – Joy News

Health Reporting
Michael Sarpong Mfum – ( Citi Newsroom)

Education Reporting
William Arthur – UTV
Social Protection/Awareness
(Ayee Ho) Nana Poku Piesie (Moonlite)

Sanitation & Environment Reporting
Mukosa Ali Biya – Graphic

Business and Economics Reporting
Edward Adjei Frimpong

Agriculture Reporting
Robert Takyi- Mensan

Socio-Cultural Reporting
Ndo Steven Akwasi-( Gaskiya FM)

Disability Reporting
Gyamerah Adu Emmanuel- Graphic

Sports Development
Moonlite FM

Local Governance
Francis Owusu-Ansah (Chronicle)

Best Morning Show (English)
Sky FM

Best Morning Show (Twi)
Metro FM

Best Sports Entertainment
Space FM

Crime and Court
Adu- Gyamfi Emmanuel (Crusader)

Best Radio Station
Space FM

Daniel Dzirasah (Time)

Gyamerah Adu Emmanuel- Graphic

Best Social Programme
Oheneni Ama korankyi

Best Entertainment Show
Space FM

The GJA President, Roland Affail Monney, called on the media community to be unafraid and unintimidated in line with carrying out their duties as journalists. 

This comes at the back of recent attacks on media personalities across the country which is seen by many as a threat to media freedom.