The Shell Licensee in over 16 African countries believes financial and economic reporting is a key area which deserves special attention to drive the economy of a developing country like Ghana.

chequeThe cheque was presented by the Managing Director of Vivo Energy, Mr Ebenezer Faulkner, to Naa Torshie Torto, who received it on behalf of IFEJ in Accra.

Receiving the cheque on behalf of the institute, Mr. Lloyd Evans, the President of IFEJ applauded the kind gesture of Vivo and commended the oil company for its unflinching support to financial journalism.

The second edition of the IFEJ Flamingo awards is on the theme: Protecting the National Purse.

The objective of the awards is to honour journalists who have executed top notch projects in the business and financial sector which contributes positively to the economy.

IFEJ believes that better, accurate and in depth reporting on the economy will generate more business interest and a better informed public on the Ghanaian business environment.

Nomination for the awards was opened in July and applications are now closed for judges to scrutinize and present their selections.

The Award categories include: Overall Best Business and Financial Journalist (The Ultimate Award), Best Finance Feature/ News story, Best Business/Manufacturing Feature/News story, Best Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Feature/News Story, Best Extractives Feature/ News story, Best Agribusiness Feature/News story, Best Tourism Feature/News story, Best Development Feature/News story, Best Rural Banking/Micro finance/Savings & Loans and Best Business of Health Feature.

World Bank is the major sponsor of the awards.

Several institutions and corporate bodies such as GIZ/SECO, Enterprise Life, Agricultural Development Bank and Penplusbytes have been term partners.



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