Organisation: Joy News TV, www.myjoyonline.com
Organisation size: Big
Publication date: 22/03/2021
Credit: Abdul Aziz Umar
Anass Sabit is the regional Correspondent of the multimedia group in the Bono East Region and Abdul Aziz Umar is the Camera and Sound technician.
This is a story of the difficulties the people of Tanokrom go through on daily basis in their quest to have access to a potable source of drinking water.
Tanokrom is a predominantly farming community located in the Techiman North District of the Bono East Region of Ghana.
The impact was to attract government and policy makers to get talking about the situation and possibly extend a helping hand to the people of the community as well as several others who are going through the same situation across the country.
I used a Canon 60d camera in the coverage and Cyberlink Power Director during the editing of the story
What was the hardest part of this project?
The hardest part of the project first had to do with the sitting of the community and also getting the people speak to the issue.
I first settled on the community ahead of the world water day and with less than 48 hours to the day, I gathered enough information plus speak with opinion leaders in the area to get them convinced to grant the interviews.
I also faced a lot of difficulties en route to the community with the deplorable nature of the roads network.
What can others learn from this project?
This is purely a sacrificial project with the journalist earning little and the community the major focus.
The aim of the project is solely to attract aid for the people and I entreat colleague journalists to carry out more of such projects to relieve the people of the difficulties and help towards achieving the sustainable development goals.