Barely three weeks after winning the Agriculture Reporter of the Year at the Northern Regional GJA Awards 2023, Rainbow Radio’s Prince Kwame Tamakloe has won the Best Radio Reporter at the maiden edition of the Inclusive and Anti-conflict Journalism Awards 2023.
The award adds to a number of competitive awards won by the young and industrious Journalist.
Speaking at the awards ceremony, Prince Kwame Tamakloe expressed his thanks to the organizers and his media house for the support while mentioning that “this prestigious award will be enough motivation for me to work even harder for minorities and the less privileged in society.” He said
The fast-rising Ghanaian journalist Prince Tamakloe won the award among some 40 entries to this year’s competition with his story on the “burning of car tyres and other plastics to roast animals in the Tamale abattoir, affecting the fight against a pollution-free environment in the northern region.
Prior to this award, he has won the GJA Health Journalist of the Year 2021, the GJA Agriculture Journalist of the Year 2022, the Merck Foundation Media Recognition Award 2021, the Climate Impact Journalist of the Year 2021, the Young African Journalists Climate Change Reporter of the Year 2018, and so on.
The awards, which was organised by the Media Platform for Environment and Climate Change (MPEC), had entries from Ghana and other African countries.
The Executive Director for MPEC, Mary Ama Kudom-Agyemang, said the goal of the Inclusive & Anti-conflict Journalism Awards is to recognise the most outstanding journalistic reporting pieces on conflict, minority/indigenous groups, climate change, migration, and development issues in the country.
She added that the event is one of the activities under the “Engaging Media and Minorities to Act for Peacebuilding (EMMAP),” which is a multi-country project funded by the European Union (EU).
The event was held at CSIR-STEPRI in Accra under the theme: Raising public awareness of the interconnections between conflict, migration, climate change, and minority exclusion.