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Wednesday, February 10, 2016


The Deputy Minister of Trade, Hon. Murtala Mohammed, has hailed Viasat1 for the prestigious Man of the Year Awards initiative.

The annual Man of the Year event is a Viasat1 initiative that celebrates hardworking men who have impacted positively in the field of business, sports, broadcasting, among others.

The event, which came off last Friday at the Best Western Premier Hotel in Accra, saw Managing Director of Tullow Charles Darku and Anas Aremeyaw Anas as the Man of the Year and Emerging Man of the Year for 2015, respectively.

Commending Viasat1 for championing the initiative, Deputy Minister of Trade Murtala Mohammed, said “Even though there are several TV stations that indeed were in existence before you immerged as far Ghana is concerned, we can only commend you and encourage you to do more. This is a giant step.”

The Deputy Minister also noted that the private sector must always be encouraged as it is the engine for growth. According to him, it is the responsibility of government is to create the enabling environment for the private sector to thrive.

“So that we can have not just one person being awarded Man of the Year, maybe in the near future, several people will be awarded Men of the Year, because they have contributed positively to the growth of this country.

The CEO of Viasat1 Laetitia Royaards through a video message, expressed optimism for a good business year. She said: “This year, it is our hope that businesses will thrive and Viasat1 will be your preferred media platform to do business with. On our part, we will continue to work hard to improve on the benchmark we have set as Your Number 1 Entertainer and our quality in programming and content.”

The Senior Manager of Tullow Ghana Limited, David Nyanteh, who received the award on behalf of Charles Darku expressed his appreciation to Viasat1 for the recognition.

Head of Productions at Viasat1, Brenda Antwi Donkor, said the team is still looking out for men who are outstanding and impacting positively in society. Organisers say they believe both winners of the award deserve kudos for their outstanding performance during the year. The Man of the Year is for all men above forty years while the Emerging Man of the Year is typically men under 40 years old.