Media General gifts Paa Kwesi Asare $10k for winning 2023 BBC News Komla Dumor Award

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The management of Media General has rewarded one of its news presenters Paa Kwesi Asare with $10,000 for winning the 2023 BBC News Komla Dumor Award.

Presenting the cheque to him after the News 360 on TV3 Monday, August 21, a member of the Board of Directors Madam Norkor Duah told Paa Kwesi Asare that “you brought honour to this company and to Ghana, to have won this award is just by God’s grace.

“For seven years you have grown into the sort of person who deserves to be given this award, congratulations. We know with your period with BBC you are going to shine, the sky is your limit.”

For his part, Paa Kwesi Asare said after receiving the cheque that “I also want to say a big thank you for reposing so much confidence in me.”

As part of the award, Paa Kwesi will spend three months working with BBC News teams in London across television, radio, and online. He will be given the opportunity to further develop his journalism skills through training, workshops, and mentoring with leading BBC journalists.

The award was created in 2015 to honour the memory of Komla Dumor, a presenter for BBC World News who was known for his commitment to reporting African stories comprehensively and authentically.

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