The Ashanti Regional Chapter of the Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) has honoured Odeneho Kwaku Appiah, former Afigya Kwabre South Constituency Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, in appreciation of his contributions to media development in the Ashanti Region in particular, and exemplary leadership and support.
The GJA saw Odeneho Kwaku Appiah, alias COKA, as an important stakeholder and pillar, who had worked variously to ensure ethics and professionalism by the media in the region.
The Association described COKA as a truly selfless, “boundless partner” and a warrior in media development within Ghana and beyond.
“Your lifeline support to the media fraternity is really admirable and you, indeed, walk your talk,” it said, adding, “whenever we need you, you are always there to support us and show us the way.”
An accompanying citation read in part: “You are the kind of personality, irrespective of your political affiliation always believing that unity is strength when there is teamwork and collaboration; that is only when wonderful things can be achieved.”
Mr. Joseph Osei Wusu received the award on behalf of COKA at the Excellence Media Awards, held at the Rattray Park on Saturday.
He expressed appreciation for the recognition, which, he said, would go a long way to motivate the former party executive to do more for society in general. In all, 19 persons and institutions received awards and citations.
The event, the second since 2019, was presided over by Nana Boakye Yam Ababio, Chief of Nkwantakese, with the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly Chief Executive, Samuel Payn, the Minister for Education and Member of Parliament for Bosomtwe, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, and the Chairman of the National Media Commission, Mr. Yaw Boadu Ayeboafo, and the President of the GJA, Albert Kwabena Dwomfour, in attendance.