The Institute of Financial and Economic Journalists (IFEJ) has lauded GCB Bank for consistent support to the media, especially financial journalism in Ghana.
It said the continuous financial and technical support extended to financial reporting and development of the media in general positively impacts on the profession.
IFEJ recognised the bank’s gesture in a letter of appreciation to management of the bank, signed by its president, Mr. Rayborn Bulley,
It states: “The leadership of the Institute of Financial and Economic Journalists wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation for the support and collaboration over the past years, especially your unparalleled support.
“Your belief in the brand as a way of rewarding quality reporting on critical issues on the economy strengthens us to continue running workshops to deepen the level of understanding in various sectors of the economy for our members. A better-informed press is always beneficial to nation-building, and we are grateful for your support,” the letter said.
GCB has sponsored the IFEJ Flamingo Awards since its inception five years ago.
The awards seek to acknowledge journalists who have written compelling reports on finance and economic issues.
GCB’s involvement with the awards and IFEJ activities helps to improve the financial and economic literacy of its publics.
This, the bank believes, will help educate the unbanked population to gain a better understanding of banking.
The IFEJ awards were founded some five years ago, with the aim of recognising journalists who set themselves apart to improve reportage on financial and economic issues.