Kofi Adu Domfeh of Luv FM Kumasi receiving his trophy on the extractive industry from Ms Sina Uti-Waziri deputy head of programme Good financial governance of GIZ
Mr. Kofi Adu Domfeh of Multimedia Broadcasting was adjudged the 2015 Business and Financial journalist of the year at the second edition of the IFEJ-Flamingo Awards held at the World Bank offices in Accra.
Mr. Adu Domfeh is with the Kumasi Division of the Multimedia Group – Luv FM and Nhyira FM.
For his prize Mr. Adu Domfeh took away a trophy embossed with the Flamingo bird, a citation in action to participate in next year’s Spring Meetings of the World Bank in Washington plus an iPad. This package is sponsored by the Accra Office of the World Bank.
Mr. Adu Domfeh also won the best in the Extractive and Development categories. These categories were sponsored by GIZ/SECO and Accra Brewery respectively.
For this achievement, Mr. Adu Domfeh had two trophies and citation in addition to two lap tops plus IT accessories.
Mr. Kwasi Adjei Anim of Viasat One in the Western Region won the best in Agribusiness and for his package took home a lap top and IT accessories plus a trophy and a citation.
Mr. Felix Dela Klutse of Business Day who won the 2014 edition won the best in the Finance category and for his package took home a 40-inche LED Television set donated by Melcom Ghana.
In all there were 10 competitive categories but only four qualified for the awards. The other six awards are Best in Business, ICT, Tourism, Business in Health, Rural Banking/Micro finance and Micro Enterprise an Best News Story.
Ms Mona Quartey Dep Minister of Finance delivering her address at the awards night
Special prizes went to three members, Kwasi Adjei Anim of Viasat One, Francis Tandoh of Accra Bureau of the Xinhua News Agency and Adnan A. Mohammed of Economic Times.
This was based on their consistent reports, stories or write ups about the extractive industry between 2014 and 2015.
For their prizes all the three had lap tops in addition to IT accessories. This package was sponsored by GIZ/SECO
In July this year, IFEJ launched the Second Edition of the IFEJ-Flamingo Award for Business and Financial Journalism to recognise business and financial journalists and editors who have provided high quality coverage of the business and financial environment Ghana.
This year’s award was on the theme: “Protecting the National Purse”.