The De-Graft Johnson Show aired on Accra based Tumpaani Television has been adjudged the Best Humanitarian Show for the year 2020.
The award is in recognition of Rev. Richmond De-Graft Johnson, the host of the Show’s philanthropy and selfless service to humanity.
The show, produced by the De-Graft Johnson Foundation under the auspices of Absolute Brand Media edged out other giants in the keenly contested “Television Show Of The Year Category” to emerge winner.
The event, held at the Labadi Beach Hotel on Saturday October 3, 2020 by the Humanitarian Awards Ghana (HAG) was also to recognize the Foundation’s several humanitarian activities in the country.
Rev. De-Graft Johnson received a plaque with inscription firming the status of the show as the best Humanitarian show of the year.
He commended the awards organizers for initiating the awards scheme.
Rev. De-Graft Johnson said the Show winning in his words such a prestigious award is an indication that “people are watching us; people appreciate what we are doing and most especially firm our conviction that people support what we do”.
In the view of the De-Graft Johnson Show host, the award is another opportunity for the Foundation to do more to impact the lives of the vulnerable in society.
Rev. De-Graft Johnson, also the Chief Executive of Absolute Brand Media expressed gratitude to all who voted for the show to win in that category.
He also singled out the Show’s production Team for appreciation for their unflinching support, dedication to duty and to the course of the Foundation.
The De-Graft Johnson Show which is a little over a year on television is already a household name and a leading pro-poor program touching many lives.
In September this year, the Foundation donated various amounts of money to two mothers who have been abandoned by the fathers of their respective children.
They are Aisha Abdullah and Philipa Brimah, mother of eleven year old Emeka Etuke.
Aisha received GH₵3,000 startup capital for any business of her choice.
In March this year, the Foundation again handed over keys to a fully furnished apartment at Kasoa to Aisha.
Aside, this, the Foundation spent over GH₵30,000 on the late Abiba Abdullaih Aisha’s daughter who was battling a strange disease.
Philipa for her part received GH₵2,000 for the upkeep of Eneka currently recuperating from a fully sponsored surgery by the Foundation.
The Foundation has so far spent over GH₵15,000 on the surgery to correct Bladder Exstrophy and other general medical expenses.
As though that is not enough, Rev. De-Graft Johnson says the Foundation would buy a plot of land for Philipa at any location of her choice to enable her move from the kiosk she is currently living at Pokuase, a suburb of Accra.
Meanwhile, the Foundation has made an initial GH₵20,000 deposit towards a hole in heart surgery for 12 year-old Jewel Owusu at Korle-Bu. The figure however, leaves the Foundation with a total of GH¢14,200 balance to pay.
Rev De-Graft Johnson for this reason urged all to financially assist the Foundation.