Newly-awarded journalist of the year, Bernard Avle has received acknowledgement and commendation from President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo over his latest feat in his profession.
37-year old Bernard Koku Avle led a pack of 36 journalists awarded out of 548 applications received by the GJA Awards Committee for the 23rd edition of the awards. He was deemed outstanding for his efforts in the year under review and adjudged the 2017 PAV Journalist of the Year.
In a Facebook post, President Akufo-Addo said the award was ‘thoroughly well-deserved’, whilst congratulating all other winners on the night.
“Warm congratulations to Bernard Avle on being named 2017 Journalist of the Year. Thoroughly well-deserved. Congratulations also to all award winners. I urge the media to remain active in tackling the social ills of our country, and advocating for investment that will contribute to Ghana’s development”, the post read.
Mr. Avle took over the title from host of the popular Akan morning show on Peace FM, Kokrokoo, Mr Kwame Sefa Kayi, who was adjudged the 2016 Best Journalist of the Year.
Bernard Avle holds a Bachelors of Arts in Economics with distinction and is a Chevening Scholar with an MBA in Marketing from the Warwick Business School.
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