Two financial institutions and an oil company have donated various sums of money towards the first edition of IFEJ-Flamingo Award for Business and Financial Journalism which is slated for Friday December 12, 2014.
The two financial institutions are adb, which donated GHc10,000 while HFC Bank donated GHc5,000. Sahara Oil donated US$2,000 towards the award ceremony.
The award ceremony being organized by the Institute of Financial and Economic Journalists (IFEJ) is being held in partnership with the World Bank, Enterprise Life Insurance and GIZ/SECO who have all come up with good packages for some of the categories.
The award ceremony which was launched on Thursday August 14 by the Institute is aimed at deepening the level of reportage in the area of economic and financial issues.
A statement signed by the President , Mr. Lloyd Evans stated that the awards are in 10 various categories – ICT, Finance (Finance, banking, capital and money markets, insurance etc), Extractives, Agribusiness, Tourism, Business, Developmental issues, Rural Banking/Micro finance and Micro Enterprise, Business of Health and Best News story.
Details of the awards can be found on the website of the Institute www.ifejghana.org.
According to the statement, the ultimate award is the Best Business and Financial Journalist of the year which will go to the participant who wins the Best Finance in addition to any of the two categories listed above.
“Our principal objective is to match or overtake the level of the financial journalism in Southern and Eastern Africa and to also build the capacity of Ghanaian journalists to win international awards”, the statement add.