Last Updated on May 4, 2021 by MyGh.Online
A 3-time journalist of the year and former President of the Old Vandals Association of the University of Ghana Alhaji Razak El Alawa has passed on, MyNewsGh.com has confirmed from close family sources.
The veteran journalist in his prime as a journalist set records which remains unequalled.
He won the Ghana Journalist of the year Award in 1975 and 1976. He was runner-up in 1977 and won the top Award again in 1978. As part of his prize, he went to a newspaper establishment at Liverpool.
Alhaji El Alawa passed on in Accra in the wee hours of yesterday after a short illness.
The celebrated veteran journalist who passed on yesterday has since been buried today in Kumasi according to Islamic rites.
Family member requested for full privacy in their mourning.
According to an official profile published by I. K Gyasi of the University of Ghana’s Commonwealth Hall, Alhaji was admitted into the University of Ghana in 1967 for a B.A.(Honours) degree course in History. He was Editor of the Commonwealth Hall “ECHO” during his undergraduate years. He returned to the Hall on 1973 as one of the pioneer students for the Diploma course in Communication Studies. He then became Editor-in-Chief of the ECHO and also Secretary of the Junior Common Room(JCR).
He was the Old Vandals Association (OVA) National President from July 2011 to July 2015. He had, until his election as the National President, been the President of the GAR Branch of OVA.
Alhaj Razak worked the DAILY GRAPHIC from 1974 to 1979.
As a journalist, he set records which remains unequalled. He won the Ghana Journalist of the year Award in 1975 and 1976. He was runner-up in 1977 and won the top Award again in 1978. As part of his prize, he went to a newspaper establishment at Liverpool.
Between 1979 and 1981, he was Presidential Press Secretary, Office then President Hilla Liman. He later became Editor of the “GHANAIAN DEMOCRAT”. He has also served as a Member of the Board of Directors of GOIL.
He was 76.