Erastus Asare Donkor, a highly respected journalist and former mentor to many aspiring reporters, has been awarded the prestigious title of Journalist of the Year.
The recognition comes as a result of his exceptional work and groundbreaking reporting on the critical issue of illegal small-scale mining, popularly known as “Galamsey.”
The Galamsey problem in Ghana has been a pressing concern for years, with detrimental effects on the environment, communities, and public health.
Erastus Asare Donkor’s relentless investigative efforts shed light on the deep-rooted issues surrounding illegal mining operations, exposing the environmental devastation caused by unregulated activities and the dire consequences for local communities.
His in-depth reporting, which left no stone unturned, brought to the forefront the alarming scale of the Galamsey problem and the urgent need for action. Through powerful storytelling and meticulous research, Erastus Asare Donkor not only raised awareness but also compelled authorities and stakeholders to take decisive steps to address this ecological crisis.
The recognition of Erastus Asare Donkor as Journalist of the Year serves as a testament to the impact of investigative journalism in Ghana. It highlights the crucial role that journalists play in holding power to account and advocating for positive change in society.