Corruption Watch’s investigator, Francisca Enchill, was awarded the coveted Investigative Journalist of the Year and Female Journalist of the Year awards at the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) Awards held at the Kempinksi Gold Coast Hotel last Saturday, November 12, 2022.
Her investigative piece, ‘Pay or Die: The Agony of Pregnant Women in Hospitals’, which earned her the two awards, highlighted the violation of the ‘free maternal healthcare policy’ by six major health facilities in Ghana.
The award distinguishes Enchill as the first female to win the GJA’s investigative journalist category.
Earlier, her documentary had earned her nominations for the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award and a spot among the top 25 finalists at the West Africa Media Excellence Awards 2022.
About Corruption Watch Ghana
Corruption Watch Ghana is an initiative by the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) and a coalition of anti-corruption civil society organizations including, Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC), Africa Center for International Law and Accountability (ACILA) and Multimedia platforms as our main media partners. The documentary, ‘Pay or Die’ which earned Ms. Enchill the two awards, was first broadcast by Joy Prime, a Multimedia platform.
Corruption Watch is funded by the Danish Embassy in Accra.