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Merck Foundation announces winners of “Stay at Home” media contest

BY: Graphic.com.gh
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Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany has announced winners for its “Stay at Home” media recognition awards for Ghana and Nigeria.

The awards, organised in partnership with the First Lady of Ghana, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo and that of Nigeria, Dr. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, is on the theme: “Raising Awareness on how to Stay Safe and Keep Physically and Mentally Healthy during Coronavirus Lockdown.”

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the of Merck Foundation in a statement to announce the winners for the contest on October 16, 2020, said “I am very proud of our winners from Ghana and Nigeria who helped to educate the communities about COVID 19 through their exceptional work by frequently covering this topic in their respective countries.

I have always believed that Media can play a very important role in sensitizing people about sensitive issues such as Coronavirus global pandemic. Big congratulations to all the winners”.

Here are the winners from Ghana and Nigeria.

ONLINE CATEGORY WINNERS:

GHANA

FIRST Position:
  1.  Albert Futukpor – Ghana News Agency, GHANA (500 USD)

SECOND Position:
  2. Lydia Kukua Asamoah – Ghana News Agency, GHANA (300 USD)

NIGERIA

FIRST Position:
1.    Ishioma Emi Mary – Ventures Africa, NIGERIA (500 USD)
1.    Ebere Agozie – GFH News, NIGERIA (500 USD)

SECOND Position:
2.    Odimegwu Onwumere – The Nigerian Voice, NIGERIA (300 USD)


PRINT CATEGORY WINNERS:

GHANA

FIRST Position:
1.    Tekyiwaa Ampadu Agyeman – New Times Corporation (The Spectator), GHANA (500 USD)


NIGERIA

FIRST Position:
1.    Ojoma Akor – Daily Trust, NIGERIA (500 USD)


MULTIMEDIA CATEGORY WINNERS:

GHANA

FIRST Position:
1.    Grace Hammoah Asare– Media General, TV 3, GHANA (500 USD)

SECOND Position:
2.    Nana Yaw Gyimah Mensah– TV3 Network, GHANA (300 USD)
2.    Wendy Laryea– TV3 Network, GHANA (300 USD)


NIGERIA

FIRST Position:
1.    Aneta Felix – TV360 Nigeria, NIGERIA (500 USD)


RADIO CATEGORY WINNERS:

NIGERIA

FIRST Position:
1.    Ekene Odigwe  - Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (Coalcity FM), NIGERIA (500 USD)