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Seth Kwame Boateng is an assistant editor with JoyNews, Ghana. He is an international
multiple award-winning journalist.
In 2015, he was adjudged the overall-best journalist in Ghana. In 2017, He won the Global
Health Contest Organised by Johnson & Johnson in the US and also won the overall best
journalist in West Africa. In 2019, He was inducted into the Ghana Leadership Hall of Fame,
with over 25 local and international awards to his credit.
Seth has three Masterâ€™s Degrees in Communication Studies (University of Ghana), Conflict
Peace and Security (Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre) and Public
Health (University of Leeds). Some of Sethâ€™s works have triggered paradigm shifts that run the
gamut from prison reforms, extensive improvement in healthcare infrastructure to the
alleviation of the plight of the very vulnerable in society.
Documentaries like â€˜Locked-and-Forgottenâ€™ and â€˜Left-to-Rotâ€™, played an important role in
recent prison reform efforts in Ghana.
His story â€˜Next to Dieâ€™ which highlighted the critical issue of child mortality and maternal
deaths in Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, succeeded in drawing the
much-needed help and attention KATH needed to complete construction work on that unit
of the hospital. Over $2 million was raised to build an ultra-modern maternity and
mother-and-baby unit for the hospital.
Another addition to Mr Boatengâ€™s repertoire was the story of Dari Poga, an octogenarian left
destitute by leprosy which moved the Vice President of Ghana to donate some cash, food
supplies and the construction of a 2 bedroom house for her. His recent documentary on road
accidents involving children got authorities to put in place measures to halt the carnages on
Ghanaâ€™s roads. A 3-bedroom house is being built for one of the children featured in that
At this stage in his career, Seth is looking at giving back in a different way working with the
younger generation. He is married with three children.