Former Ghana Journalist Association President Mr Roland Affail Monney has charged journalists to continue shining the light on issues affecting the environment to prevent a looming environmental disaster. According to Mr Monney the destruction of the environment through activities like illegal mining, forest destruction and climate change, places a responsibility on journalists to publish stories that demand immediate responses and action from the government.

He was speaking when six journalists received awards from the Media Platform on Environment and climate change at the 2nd Inclusive and Anti-Conflict Journalism Awards.

According to the immediate past GJA President, trust in the media requires that journalists focus on the challenges that affect society, including the rapid destruction of the environment. Mr Affail Monney said despite arguments that environmental stories do not sell journalists must be innovative in their advocacy for change.

The Executive Director of the Media Platform on Environment and Climate Change Mrs Mary Ama Kudom Agyeman while commending the journalists for their insightful stories asked them to pay critical attention to issues of minority inclusion, conflict, climate change and migration.

Present at the event was GJA General Secretary Kofi Yeboah. A representative from the National Peace Council and a host of Others.

Some of the award winners who received cash and plaques expressed their excitement and urged colleagues not to give up in any way they are specialized in the development of mother Ghana and beyond.

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