2017 GJA Journalist of the year, Bernard Avle, receives sofa from Ashfoam

2017 GJA Journalist of the year, Bernard Avle, receives sofa from Ashfoam Bernard Avle receiving the gesture from Ashfoam.

Leading manufacturers of foam products in Ghana and beyond, Ashfoam, have presented an L-shaped Emefa Sofa to Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) Journalist of the year 2017, Bernardino Koku Avle.

Mr. Avle, the Host of the Citi Breakfast Show and General Manger of Citi FM and Citi TV, was awarded the GJA journalist for the year 2017 much to a rousing welcome from all quarters of the Ghanaian society with many saying the honour was long overdue.

Through Mr. Avle’s leadership as host of the Citi Breakfast Show, it has become the most preferred morning radio program winning multiple awards for its pioneering role in the fight against galamsey, authoritative command of national conversations, a proven track record of delivering prompt results, unrelenting attitude towards holding the powerful accountable and demanding the most of citizens towards building a prosperous Ghana.

Present at the short presentation ceremony were management and staff of Ashfoam, as well as  GJA President, Roland Affail Monney.

Presenting the award to Mr. Avle, Communications Manager of Ashfoam Ghana, Nana Yaw Ampem Darko, congratulated Mr. Avle, and urged him to keep blazing the trail.

“We at Ashfoam value the work that journalists do in this country. We believe that the development of the country, peace and unity that we enjoy is not the same elsewhere because the journalists in Ghana are quiet responsible in delivery. We are urging all of you to continue this great job that you are doing. We believe that in the coming years, you will raise the bar higher. Now we are talking about developmental issues; that is what we all look up to instead of the sensationalism and other things that do not help us. We congratulate you once again on behalf of Ashfoam management and we say kudos!”

On his part, Mr. Avle thanked the leadership of GJA for the honour, and appreciated the gesture from Ashfoam describing same as an ‘added bonus’.

He pledged the continuous support of the station for indigenous companies to develop the country.

‘First, I have to thank Mr. President [Affail Monney],  for being adjudged Journalist of the year. I wasn’t expecting it. It was not part of my agenda when I was giving my prayer topics to God at the beginning of the year.  So it’s a real big surprise and I am very happy.”

“But look, I am so happy to be receiving this particular prize. Being journalist of the year is honour enough even if you do not have anything because it opens doors everywhere you go. People are inviting you to give speeches and things because you are the Journalist of the year. So this is an added bonus”, Mr. Avle stated.

Citi FM’s Bernard Avle named 2017 Journalist of the Year

Last month, Bernard Koku Avle, was named the 2017 Journalist of the Year at the 23rd edition of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) Awards.

He was honoured with the prestigious award at the ceremony held at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra.

Bernard Avle, who is also the host of Point of View on Citi TV was among nearly 36 selected journalists in the country who received various awards on the night.

Bernard Avle picking up his award.

Before receiving the personal award, the Citi Breakfast Show was named the Radio Morning Show of the year 2017 at the event.

Citi News’ Kojo Agyeman, also picked up a special award on the night, the second time in a row for his sustained reports on illegal mining.

Bernard is the next to win the award after it was won by Peace FM’s Kwame Sefa Kayi in 2016.

For his prize, he is expected to receive a cash prize, a three bedroom house and an SUV. Having worked at Citi for fourteen years from a young age, he thanked the CEO of the company Samuel Atta Mensah for giving him the opportunity to serve.

By: citinewsroom.com | Ghana

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