Justina Paaga/Evans Quayson, GNA
Takoradi, Oct. 20, GNA – GoldFields Ghana
Limited at the weekend presented a cheque for GH¢ 68,000.00 towards the
upcoming Western Regional Chapter of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA)
Awards, scheduled for November 9.
The cheque covers a comprehensive medical
insurance package for 20 retired journalists in the Region to access quality
healthcare, and also to purchase a number of computers, which would be
presented to deserving journalists.
Mr Francis Eduku, the Vice President and
Head of Human Resource, GoldFields West Africa, at a short presentation
ceremony, commended the Regional Executive of the GJA for prioritising the
health needs of their retired colleagues.
He said journalists played an important role
in national development and pledged the company’s support towards any worthy
cause of the Association.
Specifically, he said, journalists had
helped to shape the mining industry by monitoring its activities and ensuring
accountability as well as protecting the environment in line with sustainable
mining practices and compliance with rules and regulations.
Mr Moses Dotse Aklorbortu, the Western
Regional Chairman of the GJA, commended Goldfields for answering swiftly to the
call to sponsor the Regional Awards.
He said most journalists worked under poor
conditions of service, which was manifested in their retirement, and that the
medical insurance would reduce their burden of accessing quality healthcare.
Mr Aklorbortu said the GJA would focus on
the welfare of journalists while in active service and when they retire.
The Awards would honour journalists and
media houses whose reportage had made positive impacts on the Region.
It would be held on the theme:
“Redefining Corporate Social Responsibility: Moving from Handouts to
Legacy Projects; The Role of the Gate Keeper.”