The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), hopes to immortalise slain journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale by naming the "Investigative Journalist of the Year category'' of its annual awards after him.
The Association says that although it is yet to conclude the modalities for the category, it was hopeful that the award will be a fitting tribute to Suale who was gunned down on January 16, 2019 in Accra.
The GJA President, Affail Monney, made this known when he addressed a memorial service in honour of Ahmed on Friday in Accra.
"We believe he (Ahmed) has done something which should not be made to vanish with the passage of time.
So we are going to honour him with a category in investigative journalism. This is also to encourage young journalists," Affail Monney said in an interview with GraphicOnline.
Affail Monney also responded to critics who had an issue with the GJA coming to the aid of Ahmed who was not a registered member of the body.
According to him, the GJA has professional solidarity with Ahmed's boss Anas Aremeyaw Anas and as such, anything that affects Anas also affects the body.
Ahmed was a member of the TigerEye PI team that investigated the Ghana Football Association and brought to light the ills in the football association and its executives who had manned the association for several years.
The documentary titled Number 12 exposed the then president of the association, Kwesi Nyantakyi who was suspected by Ghanaians to be corrupt and using the GFA for his own gains.
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