- The winner of the 2017 Journalist of the Year award, Bernard Avle, has stated that he was more focused on making an impact in society when he decided to become a journalist
- According to him, he was never hoping for an award for his work
- For being adjudged the winner, he will receive a 3-bedroom house, a cash prize and an SUV
The 2017 GJA Journalist of the Year, Bernard Avle, has revealed that his decision to become a journalist was borne out of a desire to positively impact society through his work.
Expressing his appreciation after being crowned as the ultimate winner at the 23rd Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) annual awards event in Accra, he said his aim was not to receive awards.
“I started as a student journalist, and it wasn’t because I was hoping for an award, but it was because I discovered I could make an impact in my country and society; an impact that is time-tested,” he explained.
According to him, it is a privilege to be named for the award, as it will encourage him to do more.
“It is a real privilege to be adjudged the journalist of the year by a team of judges. It is an honour and an honourable responsibility. I am happy and also humbled and encouraged to do a lot more,” he added.
He took the opportunity to express his appreciation to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Citi FM, Samuel Atta Mensah, as well as other staff members and his family for their support.
Bernard Avle is expected to receive a cash prize, a three bedroom house and an SUV for grabbing the coveted award.
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