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UCC Student Wins Best Journalist in Oil and Gas

UCC Student Wins Best Journalist in Oil and Gas A post-graduate student of the University of Cape Coast, Mr. Moses Koblah Dotsey Aklorbortu was recently awarded the Best Journalist in the Oil and Gas category at the 2014 Annual Ghana Journalist Association Awards Ceremony in Accra.

Mr. Aklorbortu is currently a final year student of the Institute for Oil and Gas at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) pursuing Master of Business Administration (MBA Oil and Gas Management option)

He is a multiple award-wining journalist, with the Graphic Communications Group Ltd, Ghana’s leading newspaper. He joined the group in 1998 and holds Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies (Journalism) and Diploma in Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ). He is now the Western Regional Correspondent for the Daily Graphic newspaper and doubles for the Western and Central business zone of the Graphic with position of Staff Writer.

Mr. Aklorbortu is also a product of School for Journalism, Faculty of Communication & Journalism – Hogschool van Utrecht, The Netherlands where he studied European Culture and Journalism. Professional Trainings: Certificates from University of Witwatersrand Johannesburg South Africa in investigative journalism, Robert Gordon University UK in Oil and Gas, as well as Center for Energy and Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee, UK.

With regards to his previous awards, Mr. Aklorbortu was adjudged Best Investigative Journalist in 2012 at the Ghana Journalists Association Awards, and 2013/2014 in oil and gas. Again in 2015, he took the oil and gas awards at the 20th edition of the awards.

He is five times best Regional Reporter and over all best employee of the Graphic Communications Group Ltd in 2008.
He is currently the Regional Chairman of the Ghana Journalists Association’s (GJA) and Member of Institute of Financial and Economic Journalists (IFEJ) as well as member of Forum for Africa Investigative Reporters (FAIR).

UCC congratulates Mr. Moses Koblah Dotsey Aklorbortu for wining this prestigious award and bringing honours to the University.