About us

YEN.com.gh is a leading news website in Ghana that is focused on authentic stories that inform, educate, and empower readers.

In our news reporting, we uphold the cardinal principles of truth, accuracy, balance and fairness. Our mission is to provide Ghanaians with factual information on the issues that matter to them: education, health, culture, business, entertainment, technology, human interest and current affairs.

Founding

YEN.com.gh has operated in Ghana since September 2015 and has grown to become one of the most visited websites in Ghana.

YEN.com.gh is a partner of Genesis Media Emerging Markets, a media holding operating in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana. Other GMEM projects include Legit.ng, TUKO.co.ke, Brefly News and Sportsbrief.com.

Also, YEN.com.gh is a member of the UN Sustainable Development Goals Media Compact and a partner of Google and Meta.

Over two million Ghanaians currently follow YEN.com.gh across social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

As an independent media organisation, we finance our operations with revenue generated from providing advertising services. Over the years, some of our clients have included Visa, MTN, ABSA, AirtelTigo, and UBA.

We have never been financed or influenced by the government, political parties, or by private individuals.

Awards

Due to our impactful journalism, YEN.com.gh, in 2019, was adjudged the Best News Website in Ghana by the National Communications Awards.

In 2021, we were named finalists in the Audience Engagement Category at the WAN-IFRA Digital Media Awards.

Our manifesto

1. Our aim is to collect information from all the available sources, systematise it and explain it in a really understandable and neutral manner. As a result, we provide high quality, reliable and affordable media products related to different spheres of people's lives, including culture, education, technology, current affairs, etc., for promoting knowledge, political stability and economic prosperity.

2. All the stories on YEN.com.gh shall avoid a single-sided reflection of the situation (unless it is the author’s opinion). Our site is not liable for the author’s point of view, but, at the same time, we reserve the right to publish alternative visions, as long as they are not considered to be propaganda, do not justify violence, do not lead to the sparking of enmity.

3. YEN.com.gh often has to deal with challenging and controversial content, which may offend some of the audience of the time. But alternative visions also contribute to the diversity of content in the media and to fulfilling our function to encourage and promote all the spheres of life. We acknowledge that an editor should never gratuitously harm or offend and, accordingly, any content which is likely to harm or offend must have a clear editorial purpose.

4. We always refer to the initial source of information and make a clear reference to it, whenever possible.

5. The editorial team makes every effort to verify the data. The facts in our articles are instantly amended, so that maximum integrity, accuracy and precision are achieved. The users have an opportunity to contribute to this process as well. Why is it so important?

For journalists/media houses:

  • To avoid errors that can damage credibility and trust
  • To gain a wider audience/readership/viewership
  • (Business) sustainability

For the readers:

  • It fights misinformation/disinformation
  • It helps readers make informed decisions
  • It helps to curtail dangerous/violent decisions that could result from misinformation/disinformation

6. We take into consideration the versatility of readers' interests. We are open to cooperating with independent contributors. Information from readers, as well as reports from social media, is used on a regular basis.

Our team

We currently have a team of 21 dedicated and experienced staff.

Managing Director

Samuel Obour
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Samuel has over 12 years of experience in print and digital journalism. He began his career at Graphic Communications Group Limited, working for top publications such as The Mirror, the Daily Graphic, and the digital medium, graphic.com.gh. Samuel is committed to helping YEN.com.gh meet its potential of becoming the biggest online publisher in West Africa. Samuel has been a member of the team since 2016.

Head of Entertainment Desk

Jeffery Owusu-Mensah
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Jeffrey is an experienced journalist with over 12 years of experience. He cut his teeth in the profession at Ghana News Agency (GNA). Jeffrey has an interest and competence in covering all types of news from politics, business entertainment, sports, and social issues. He joined YEN.com.gh in 2017 and currently serves as the head of department for the Entertainment Desk.

Head of Human Interest Desk

Ebenezer Agbey Quist
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Ebenezer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). He has eight years of experience as a writer and has been a member of the team since 2019. Ebenezer is the author of two books and has won two awards.

Copy Editor

Maame Aba Afful
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LinkedIn: @Maame Aba

Maame Aba naturally enjoys working with words and has an eye for quality content. She has a keen interest in cyberspace and wants to see YEN.com.gh produce more impactful, thought-provoking, and error-free content. Aba has five years of experience as a content writer, blogger, author, and proofreader. She is a proud alumnus of the Ghana Institute of Journalism. She joined the team in 2021.

Head of Current Affairs Desk

George Nyavor
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George Nyavor is the head of the politics and current affairs desk at YEN. He has over six years of experience in strategising and managing media and communications portfolios in development and advocacy. He is an experienced multimedia journalist, specialising in telling current affairs, politics and business stories that impact the ordinary person and hold leadership in government and stakeholders accountable. George holds a BA in Communications Studies (Journalism Major) from the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ). He joined the team in 2022.