Joseph Kobla Wemakor

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Joseph Kobla Wemakor
Joseph Kobla Wemakor

Joseph Kobla Wemakor is a Ghanaian freelance journalist (Editor-In-Chief of Ghananewsone.com and Radio Hogbe FM correspondent), and a human rights activist. He is also the Deputy Head of Media and Communications of the Ghana Chapter of the PLO Lumumba Foundation. In line with his passion as a human rights advocate, he set up Human Rights Reporters Ghana (HRRG). This is a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) which seeks to end human rights abuse against women and children both within and out of Ghana.[1][2]

Human Rights Reporters Ghana[edit]

Human Rights Reporters Ghana is an NGO whose aim is to rid society of discrimination and advocate for human rights, especially for women and children.[3] The NGO embarked on a nationwide campaign to create awareness of the dangers of kidnapping,tramadol abuse and teenage pregnancy. As at 31 July 2019, 6,000 students in schools across Ghana had benefited from the sensitization exercise.[4]

Role in PLO Lumumba Foundation[edit]

The PLO Lumumba Foundation is a Non Governmental Organization that was registered in 1990 as a company limited by guarantee. It was established by Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba, a Kenyan lawyer and human rights advocate, with the objective of helping make the academic dreams of brilliant but needy students become a reality. Joseph Wemakor became the Deputy Head of Media and Communications of the Ghana chapter of the foundation in February 2019.[3]

Awards and recognition[edit]

He was awarded for being the winner of the 2018 media competition on migration reporting.[5] At the Ghana Institute of Journalism, he was the most influential media personnel during the first edition of the Campus Clique Awards in April 2016.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joseph Wemakor appointed to PLO Lumumba Foundation role".
  2. ^ "VegGhana honours Radio Hogbe 106.5 FM and Others". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Joseph Wemakor appointed to PLO Lumumba Foundation role". 3news. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Ghana sinks with kidnappings; loses hope of finding the missing Takoradi girls - Joseph Wemakor". Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Joseph Wemakor adjudged winner of '2018 media competition on migration reporting'". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Joseph Wemakor adjudged GIJ's most influential student". tv3network.com. Retrieved 29 June 2019.