Ghana: Minister praises success of Metro TV at Global Village Awards

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At the Global Village Group of Companies (Metro TV & OMP) awards night in Accra, last Friday, Minister of Manpower, Youth and Employment, Nana Akomea commended the management and staff of Metro TV for contributing to the successful development of broadcasting in the country. "Television in the country has changed because of Metro; this demonstrates the power of the private sector," Nana Akomea said.

The Minister pointed out that "People now hardly turn to the DSTV for live international games because of the Ghanaian TV station." He congratulated the awardees as well as those who went home empty handed saying, "You are all winners, both those who picked awards and those who didn't," he added.

The Deputy Minister of Information, Mr Frank Agyekum, who stood in for Hon. Oboshie Sai Coffie, the Information Minister towed the same line saying: "You have carved a niche for yourself as a leader in sports but remember to be fair in your reportage in the forthcoming national elections.

The Chief Executive Officer and the Managing Director of Optimum Media Prime(OMP), Messrs Fadi Fattal and Ken Ashigbey, in their speeches congratulated the staff for the success made so far, and urged them to sustain the tempo as they strive for the best in their various fields of endeavours.

On a lighter note; Fadi, Roy and Christopher Opoku endeared themselves to the staff and guests when they treated them to renditions by Lionel Richie and Bob Marley during the staff and karaoke segment. Prizes ranging from radio cassette players, television sets and special cash prizes were given to those who excelled in their area of specialization.

Ghanaian Chronicle (Accra) 7th April 2008