The National Executive of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) wishes to inform the media fraternity and the general public that all is set for the 27th Annual GJA Media Awards scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 29, 2023, at the Accra International Conference Centre, at 3pm prompt.
The flagship annual event of the GJA is meant to celebrate professional excellence with awards in 34 competitive categories up for grabs.
It is expected to be attended by at least 1000 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.
The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs Jean Mensa, will be the Keynote Speaker at the ceremony, which will be chaired by the Chairman of the National Peace Council, Rev Dr Ernest Adu Gyamfi.
The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah; the Chairman of the National Media Commission, Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafoh, and the US Ambassador to Ghana, H. E. Virginia E. Palmer, are invites guests of honour.
In attendance will be the Ghana Police Band noted for great performances at such events.
The theme for this year’s awards is: “Leveraging media freedom to sustain the democratic and security architecture: The litmus test of Election 2024”.
The theme is informed by the significance of media freedom to democratic development and promotion of national security.
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 that test cannot be underestimated but only under a conducive media freedom regime.
Taking place on Sunday late afternoon, this year’s awards promises to be unique and special with a departure from the late-night event in previous years.
The National Executive wishes to thank sponsors who have come through so far to supporting the awards, particularly GCB Bank, the lead sponsor this year.
We hope other sponsors will come through in good time to enhance the success of the event.