Award-winning broadcast journalist and news anchor on TV3, Portia Gabor, and cameraman Philip Katsriku have been awarded by Star Ghana for telling life-changing stories.
In recognition of their commitment and dedication to the Star Ghana-sponsored Mission news segment on TV3, each of them was given a brand new laptop computer.
Mission focuses on education, health and other social issues affecting Ghanaians, which requires intervention.
Portia and Philip have been integral part of the Mission segment churning out compelling news stories, some of which have over the years, saved lives and brought to the fore the plight of the needy and less marginalized, particularly in rural communities.
In appreciation of the awards, Portia Gabor who spoke on behalf of the team, expressed gratitude to Star Ghana and its partners, Media General, and all stakeholders who have helped in diverse ways to get results for stories they worked on.
She mentioned a special feature on brittle bone patient Ayeyi which got the attention of the first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, to fulfill Ayeyi’s wish of meeting her.
She also highlighted the story of Matilda Agbenyegah, a teenager with cerebral palsy who through their news reports on Mission, benefited from the Inclusive Education Policy.
Matilda, who was present during the lecture had the opportunity to share her experience.
She recounted how she was denied access to school due to cerebral palsy, a disorder that affects movement and muscle tone due to brain damage.
The awards were presented to them during the second Public Lecture on Inclusive Education in Accra on Thursday, on the theme “Fostering ownership of inclusive education policy to promote compliance”.
By Ferdinard Tiekon| 3news.com| Ghana