Within the yr 2004, was when a younger Ghana Institute of Journalist (GIJ) pupil was lastly accepted to intern at The Multimedia Group Restricted after being rejected on two events.
JoyNews Editor, Evans Mensah together with his perseverance and willpower to see his childhood dream fulfilled didn’t surrender till he acquired one foot within the doorways of the media institution.
Born in Abossey Okai to a single mum and bred by his grandparents in Koforidua, Mr Mensah, now Head of JoyNews’ Political Desk refused to let his poor background tie him down.
He believed that to trigger change he needed to be the voice for the weak and marginalised folks within the society.
“I knew I used to be going to be a journalist in JHS 1. I used to be on my method to college and I noticed these youngsters who had been taking part in on the banks of the Korle Lagoon. I stated to myself, ‘I want I can inform their story’, and interested by it I knew if I grew to become a journalist I might do this,” he recounted.
Mr Mensah after been supplied the internship alternative didn’t simply finish there, he took each likelihood that got here his manner right into a stepping stone that has over time propelled him in the direction of the attaining his final dream.
In the present day, Mr Mensah is a graduate of the London College of Economics and host of one among Ghana’s authoritative information evaluation programme, High Story on Pleasure FM.
“I’m even shock that I’m doing politics as a result of I have no idea when that grew to become a part of my being. Interning right here in 2004, which was additionally an election yr and I bear in mind I coated the Odododiodoo constituency and that was my first time I extensively engaged in politics reportage.”
With the media panorama altering, Mr Mensah on the stage of his profession says he at all times appears to be like ahead to enhancing himself.
“The factor about journalism is that your viewers will decide you. No person else will; not your boss and even the HR [Human Resource Manager].”
It has been a 16 yr journey for Evans Mensah, in order the Multimedia Group celebrates 25 years of fantastic and impactful journalism, the contributions of devoted journalists like him are value mentioning as his efforts have added to the attractive tapestry woven by the media conglomerate within the nation.
The Multimedia Group, subsequently, celebrates Evans Mensah with a really huge “Ayekoo” and appears ahead to extra life-changing tales from this irreplaceable member of its staff.