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22.10.2008 General News

Unilever announces package for Best Journalist of the Year Award

By gna

Unilever Ghana Limited on Wednesday unveiled a package for this year's Best Journalist of the Year Award, reaffirming its sponsorship for the annual event.

Mr Kwaku Boateng, Corporate Relations Director of Unilever Ghana, said the 2007 Best Journalist of the Year would be sponsored to participate in an Advanced Journalism Course at the Thomson Foundation in Cardiff, Wales, in the United Kingdom which is an all expenses paid training programme.

He said apart from the package, which included air tickets, course fee, boarding and lodging, the winner would also receive a state-of-the-art set of computer to aid his or her work.

Mr Boateng said the award confirmed the Company's belief in training to empower the individual to attain excellence in whatever field of endeavour.

"For us, the best legacy a parent, guardian or a friend can give to a loved one is knowledge, because knowledge is power."

He said apart from this Award, Unilever would also sponsor Mr Kabral Blay-Amihere, Ghana's Ambassador to the Ivory Coast, who is a past President of the GJA, as well as a 12-member delegation from the Journalist Associations of Togo and Cote d'Ivoire to participate in this year's event.

The sponsoring package, according to Mr Boateng, included full cost of air tickets, transportation while in Ghana, boarding and lodging.

Mr Ransford Tetteh, GJA President, expressed gratitude to Unilever for the support.

Other sponsors towards the award include Hifab International, which is sponsoring the Sanitation Reporter of the Year prize.

Hifab international provides expertise in transport infrastructure, urban development and environment, water and sanitation and is currently engaged in projects in the health and sanitation sectors.

The National Health Authority will also sponsor the Health Reporter of the Year award.