Sierra Leone News: Awoko wins Best Newspaper of the Year 2016

Austin Thomas receiving the award for Best Newspaper of 2016 on behalf of Awoko
Austin Thomas receiving the award for Best Newspaper of 2016 on behalf of Awoko

Awoko Newspaper was awarded the Best Newspaper for 2016 at the inaugural Sierra Leone Council of Chief Executives Awards ceremony that took place at the Bintumani Conference Hall on Friday 21st October.
Making the presentation, the Chairman of the Organising Committee, Peter SaSellu, said, “We unanimously agreed that Awoko is the Best Newspaper because over the years the paper has demonstrated professionalism, with good editorial content, support and commitment to quality editorial content, civic education, sound public and corporate governance principles, business excellence and socioeconomic growth in the country”.
SaSellu continued, “It is because of these reasons that your newspaper has been chosen as the Best for 2016 and we hope to have your continued support towards the development of the country. You make Sierra Leone proud every day when you publish.”
Receiving the award on behalf of the institution was Austin Thomas, a founding member of Awoko, representing the Managing Editor, Kelvin Lewis.
In his remarks, he thanked the God Almighty for giving the leadership and staff the strength and wisdom on a daily basis.
He then dedicated the Award to their fallen Editor, Mr. Samuel John, who died about six weeks ago. “He was very passionate about his work and was like a father and brother to the staff. His death was a big blow to us all.” On behalf of his Managing Editor, Austin Thomas dedicated the award to him for his excellent leadership qualities that has made Awoko so great in its 18 years of excellent publishing.
He then committed to the audience that the credibility and ethical values that has put Awoko Newspaper top amongst the rest will be upheld as they continue to inform, educate and entertain their readership and advertisers.
“To all of you who have been patronizing us, please continue to support us, as we will never let you down. Without you the paper would not survive, we thank you for always choosing Awoko because of our presentation, the ethical values we stand for and our unbiased content we published on a daily basis. I want to say thank you to you all for doing business with Awoko Newspaper”.
Austin Thomas then thanked the organizers for recognizing the good work of the newspaper and promised that they will continue to strive for quality as they would want to win more accolades.
He thanked the audience for coming to grace the occasion and wish them safe journey back home.
Monday October 24, 2016