Business News of Saturday, 1 July 2017
Managing Editor of the New Maritime and Transport Digest, Kennedy Mornah on Friday evening won the best reporter at the maiden edition of the Ghana Shippers Award.
Kennedy Mornah beat other nominees from the state owned Daily Graphic, TV3, Radio Gold and the Business and Financial Times to win the award.
He underscored the need for Ghanaian journalists to specialize in specific areas of reporting indicating that there is a lot in other sectors that need to be reported and it would not be out of place if it they consider such areas to unearth what had been relegated to the background.
“What I want to say is that we should start specialising; let’s look for the areas and specialise in them so that when we report we’ll report accurately, we can report properly, we can report what we’re supposed to be reporting and not just hopping from one place to the other doing all the stories that we think we can lay our hands on or we can lay our eyes on”, he said.
Mr. Mornah is the publisher and Managing Editor of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, a paper specialised in reporting in the Maritime industry.
His experience and expertise in reporting in the shipping industry spans almost a decade having anchored the first specialised bulletin for the shipping industry in Ghana on radio dubbed ‘’Maritime and Port News’’ on Oman Fm, a local radio station in Accra for almost 8 years.
He went further to establish the first and only newspaper in Ghana solely dedicated to reporting in the Maritime industry in July 2013 and has reported widely on various sectors of the industry locally and internationally.
His appreciation of issues relating to the industry makes him the reference point among his peers who usually require one clarification or the other on matters relating to the industry.
Having developed the passion for reporting and as a way of broadening his understanding of the industry, Mr. Mornah studied and holds a Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Shipping and Transport Management and Executive Business Administration (EBA) with specialisation in Materials and Logistics Management from Cambridge International College, UK.
In 2015, he was nominated by the Ghana Maritime Authority as part of Ghana’s Delegation to the ordinary and special sessions of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) General Assembly at the IMO headquarters in London.