For the second year running, Rite FM has been awarded in recognition of the station’s enviable feats, this time, in media agribusiness.
The station beat off competition from Accra based Citi FM and Akuafo TV to emerge winners of the ‘Outstanding Agribusiness Media Company’ category of the Ghana Agribusiness Excellence and Leadership Awards.
The award is in recognition of Rite FM’s great agriculture programmes which for the year under review has educated a mass of listeners, appealed to their emotions and generated the needed excitement for listeners, particularly in agriculture and agribusiness.
Proud workers of the station picked the award, Friday at the Ange Hill Hotel in Accra at the vintage Ghana Agribusiness Excellence and Leadership Awards.
This was during the maiden edition of the event which saw various agribusiness companies and individuals awarded for their distinct roles in the development of the country’s agribusiness sector.
The event which was put together by the Chamber of Agribusiness Ghana in partnership with the National Farmers and Fishermen Award Winners Association of Ghana and the Peasant Farmers Association Of Ghana was on the theme; ‘agribusiness value chain: Ghana’s engine to economic growth.’
The forum aimed at recognizing the contributions of outstanding agribusiness individuals who have excelled in the industry over the years while showcasing Africa’s successful Agribusinesses and publicly recognizing the efforts and contributions of distinguished and deserving agribusinesses.
Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber Of Agribusiness Ghana, Farmer Anthony Morrison in a post event interview with Rite news expressed contentment at the maiden edition of the event while hoping to expand the program to embrace other organizations including the private sector to recognize the day as their farmers day.
The CEO in eulogizing Rite FM said the station continues to serve as a relevant stakeholder in the development of agriculture in the country.
He also praised the station for its untiring efforts in persistently playing a critical role in the development of agriculture.
Farmer Morrison while describing the media as a strategic partner in development encouraged other media houses to strive for recognition and emulate the examples of Rite FM.
“The media has always been a strategic partner in development,” he said. “You need the media to come up with what you are doing for other people in the industry to know what you are doing and awarding Rite FM for their work and what they are doing in the industry is to encourage other media houses to do same.”
Board chairman of the Farm Management Services Limited, FMSL and chairman of the National Farmers and Fishermen Award Winners Association of Ghana, Davies Narh Korboe also picked up the ‘Outstanding Agribusiness Leadership Personality.’
Rite FM has won consecutive awards over the past years from the district, regional to the National Best Radio Station for Agricultural Education and Rural Development.
The station in December, 2017 chalked another milestone after being adjudged the Ghana Journalists Association’s ‘Best Rural Radio Station of the year’ at the prestigious GJA awards.
The station won the best reporter for reporting cocoa affairs from COCOBOD in 2013 and in 2014 won the SMEGA best radio station for community business reportage.