US Embassy in Ghana has made cash donation to the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) towards its 20th Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) awards slated for Saturday, August 15, 2015 in Accra.

Presenting a dummy cheque of GHC10,000 ($2,600) to GJA, the Counsellor of Public Affairs Section of the US Embassy in Accra, Daniel Fennell, said the gesture was to help promote press freedom.

He advised media practitioners in the country to be fair in their reportage while at the same time being firm and strong without kowtowing to any whims and caprices of the powers-that-be.

President of GJA, Mr. Affail Monney, who received the donation, revealed that this year’s awards which incidentally coincide with the 60th anniversary of the Association would reward hard working journalists whose works had impacted positively on society.

According to him, the theme for this year’s event “Ghana in search of Reliable Energy to Power Development: the role of the Media,” would attempt to address challenges facing the energy sector and how best the media can support in finding a lasting solution to the problem.

The GJA president noted that the current energy crisis had had adverse effects on the economy hence the choice of this year’s theme.

He added: “The media is also expected to find a vital role to help curb the power fluctuation which is affecting businesses and retarding economic growth.”

Source: Graphic Online