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Six journalists shortlisted for IFEJ-Flamingo Awards 2015


The Jury for the IFEJ-Flamingo 2015 Awards for Business and Financial Journalism has shortlisted six financial journalists for various categories of awards.

The chair of the Seven-Member Jury Mr Daniel Otabil Koomson said in all 23 entries were received and distributed over Seven Award Categories.

The shortlisted financial journalists are Mr Moses Mozart Dzawu of  Bloomberg Ghana Office, Mr Kwasi Adjei Anim of Viasat One (Western Region), Mr Kofi Adu Domfeh Luv FM Kumasi Office, Mr Felix Dela Klutse  of Business Day, Mr Francis Tandoh, Accra Bureau of the Xinhua News Agency and Adnan A. Mohammed of Economic Times.

In all the six listed nominees will be vying for the ultimate prize which is sponsored by the World Bank.

In July this year, the Institute of Financial Journalists (IFEJ) launched the Second Edition of the IFEJ-Flamingo Award for Business and Financial Journalism.

The essence of the annual awards is to recognise business and financial journalists and editors who have provided high quality coverage of the business and financial environment in the country

This year’s award is on the theme: “Protecting the National Purse” 

The award ceremony will have H.E. RĂ¼diger John the German Ambassador to Ghana as the Guest Speaker while the Minister for Finance, Hon Seth Terkper will be Guest of Honour
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The event takes place on Friday December 11th at the World Bank Premises at 6.30 pm.

Major partners are World Bank, GIZ/SECO, Agricultural Development Bank and Enterprise Life.

The lead sponsors for this year's event are Accra Brewery Limited and Stanbic Bank 


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