GBC and DW-Radio’s Hajiya Mariam Sissy Wins Prestigious Award

Renowned Muslim female Journalist Hajia Mariam Sissy has been adjudged the best Muslim Female Journalist for both Radio and Television at the just ended Ghana Muslim Excellence Awards. She was also crowned the Queen mother of all Muslim Journalists in Ghana for the year 2021 making her the first to be honoured with the prestigious title. Other hardworking personalities awarded in various categories include the Best Muslim personality, Hon. Mustapha Hamid; Best Muslim Journalist of the year, Alhaji Sham’un Bako: Best Muslim Lawyer of the year, Lawyer Faisal Sissy; the Excellent leadership Award went to Sheikh Osman Muhammed Yunusah also known as Dr. Oluman among others.

The celebrated journalist whose career spans over a decade won the overall Ghana Muslim Excellence Award organized by Muslim Groups Ghana at the forecourt of Ablekuma Central Municipal Assembly on Saturday January 1, 2022.

Hajia Mariam Sissy, is a Senior Journalist at Ghana Television (GTV), Germany’s International News Channel Deutsche Welle (DW- Hausa), the Deputy Communications Director of the Ghana Hajj Board and the CEO of Heritage Heir Consultant. With an enviable track record over the years , Hajiya Mariam is a role model and inspiration to most of the young Journalists within the Muslim community and has been described by many as a woman with a golden heart. She is a philanthropist who cares for many vulnerable women and children in Zango Communities. Hajiya Mariam Sissy is well known for her high journalistic standards in the area of International reporting, hosting of live shows as well as News anchor in English and Hausa respectively. She is known in many circles as “Margret Thatcher“ for her firm and strong work ethics. Hajiya’s words of inspiration have touched many souls and transformed the living standards of many youths, especially women through empowerment within the Muslim Communities.

According to the Coordinator of the Muslim Groups Ghana, Alhaji Abubakar Galaxy, the honor was as a result of her hard work, commitment to society and support to the growth and development of Zango Communities through her platforms (radio and television programmes). He believes Hajia Mariam Sissy has impacted Muslim communities and is always going the extra mile to empower young Muslim women in journalism through her numerous associations. Information gathered from reliable sources indicates that she intends to spearhead a Campaign on ‘Child beggars and Save the Streets’ soon.

On her part, Hajia Mariam Sissy advised Female Muslim Journalists to upgrade and equip themselves with the requisite skills that would help them overcome challenges associated with the job and position themselves on a higher level always ready to take up top positions without excuses. She called on colleague female Muslim Journalists to engage in more philanthropic and advocacy works aside from their profession as media practitioners. This she said would pave the way for them to be independent of political influence and as well protect the vulnerable in the communities where they are disadvantaged. Hajiya Mariam due to her passion and devoted service to community development is a gazetted Traditional Ruler under the Ga -Adamgbe National Council of Chiefs.
According to the multiple award winner, she dedicates all awards won since 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 to Almighty Allah, her Father , Family , GBC and DW – Radio Germany for the training and professionalism instilled in her.

Source: Faisal Mustapha