An Alumnus of the University of Cape Coast, Mr. Seth Kwame Boateng has been adjudged the 2014 GJA/Prof. PAV Ansah Journalist of the Year at the annual awards ceremony held at the Banquet Hall in Accra last Saturday.
Apart from being crowned the Journalist of the Year, Mr. Boateng also won three additional awards in features on radio and television at the function.
A plaque presented to Mr. Boateng commended him for “thorough research and enviable consistency on the job.”
Thirty-one year old Seth Kwame Boateng read Economics and Sociology at the University of Cape Coast for his bachelor’s degree from 2003-2007. At UCC, Mr. Boateng had opportunity to work at the then Radio Valco and rose to become the Head of News. He was then posted to Joy FM in 2007 for his national service and was maintained as a permanent staff by dint of hard work after completing his service.
As a reporter at the station, he was assigned to the Presidency as the Presidential correspondent but according to him, he prefers staying in the rural areas to do documentaries. His documentary “Locked and Forgotten” which throws more light on the deplorable life of prisoners prompted the President of Ghana; Mr. John Mahama to visit the Nsawam Prison to assess initiated an intervention as a result of this heart breaking documentary.
The University of Cape Coast and UCCtalks congratulates you for wining this prestigious award