Date: November 4, 2017
Lydia Darlington Fordjour, a member of the Kabanye District in the Wa Area of The Church of Pentecost has made history as the first female recipient of the Radio Personality Award for the Northern Sector. She is also the first media practitioner in the Upper West Region to win the award.
Miss Fordjour was handed the award on Saturday, October 29, 2017, during the 2017 Radio/Television Personality (RTP) Awards ceremony held at the International Conference Centre in Accra. This was her third nomination for the coveted award after losing out on two occasions to her male counterparts.
Receiving the award, she expressed gratitude to God for enabling her to achieve this historic feat. “I’m grateful to God that for the first time not just a lady but someone from the Upper West Region has taken the sector award,” she said.
Miss Fordjour, a volunteer with the State Broadcaster in Wa, fellowships with the Kambale Assembly. She currently serves as the Vice Chairperson for the Radio Ministry Committee in the Wa Area and also doubles as a Child Worker (Sunday School Teacher) for her local assembly.
She began her journey in 2013 as an intern with the Ghanaian Times while she undertook a Bachelor of Arts in Development Communication at the University for Development Studies (UDS), Wa campus from 2010 to 2014. This continued until she was finally posted to Radio Upper West in 2014 as a National Service Personnel. After a year when her service was over, she was asked to stay on as a volunteer till date.
Lydia has undoubtedly distinguished herself in her profession and continues to show great passion for her job.
Another commendable attribute of Lydia is her versatility in her field of endeavour. She currently serves a news reporter for “Radio Ghana Major News”, “Ghana Today” and “Radio Ghana”. She also hosts “Mid-Day Live on Radio Upper West”, “Work and Happiness”, “Youth Focus” and “Let’s Go Shopping”. In addition, she presents the “Sunday Special” show and “Mid-Day News” on weekdays.
Congratulations to Lydia Darlington Fordjour for making God and The Church of Pentecost proud.
Report By: Pastor Eliezer Yaw Arkoh-Larbi, Wa Area
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