A final year student of the Faculty of Law, Spencer Kwabena Boateng Mensah, won two awards at the maiden Central Regional Ghana Journalists (GJA) Awards held recently in Cape Coast.
Spencer was adjudged the Best News Reporting-electronic category, and Tourism & Culture Award. Spencer’s reportage on Journey to the West; Disability Life vrs Disability Act (Episode 1&2) and Honouring our Heroes; Spotlight on Dr. Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana and Chairman Mao of China earned him the two awards.
Central Regional GJA Awards
The Central Regional GJA Awards was on the theme “The Economic Transformation of the Central Region: Media’s Stake in Attracting Investors.” Journalists in the Region who produced exceptional works in 2018 were awarded during the ceremony.
Spencer who also works with TV3 has over the years advocated for accessibility, social inclusion, education and employment for persons with disability. In 2018, he was honoured by UCC Students' Representative Council with an Award alongside some national figures including Samira Bawumia, 2nd Lady of the Republic of Ghana for their contributions to building the nation.
In terms of his educational qualification, Spencer holds a Master of Arts in Communication Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion from UCC. He also has a Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies from the Institute of Commercial Management – UK.
His rich experience in reporting on Disability, Education, Sports, Entertainment, Tourism etc from Ghana, Europe and Asia plus his academic exposure makes the University and Media General proud of him.
At the awards ceremony, UCC’s ATL FM also won the Community Development Media Organisation and host of the station’s morning show Mary Ama Bawa won the Fisheries Reporting Award.