It was the calendar year 2003 when a younger person termed into the studios of Luv FM in Kumasi. A younger lady experienced been stabbed to death by her boyfriend in his neighbourhood and he wished to share the information with others.
When requested if he could narrate the incident on stay radio, he did not hesitate to jump at the at the time-in-a-life span option and agreed to do it.
At the time only a degree 100 university student of the University of Cape Coastline, this young person currently had a person foot in the doorway at the media institution as a receptionist and was to some degree familiar with the terrain.
He took just about every bit of the possibility that present gave him and by no means appeared again turning every single opportunity that arrived his way into a stepping stone that has about the years propelled him towards the aspiration he envisaged for himself as a young male.
That solitary report he did was all it took for him to be seen by Luv FM’s news editor at that time the late Saeed Ali Yaqub.
Unbeknownst to him, what was to be his 1st working day back again at the entrance desk of Luv FM turned his 1st day in the newsroom. Consequently, the journalistic profession of Seth Kwame Boateng was born.
“I went really early that early morning. Saeed arrived and said stick to me to the newsroom,” Seth recounted.
From that place on, each individual possibility that introduced itself was his to explore.
He soon recognized that the trajectory that his life experienced been established on would not be without its problems.
Seth recounts how he experienced to pay for his possess transportation to follow up on the information stories he was working on.
“Nobody was shelling out my transportation. I sacrificed,” he claimed with a sense of pleasure.
Established to see his dream fulfilled, Seth held his eye on the prize and weathered the storms of his new everyday living as a journalist.
Inspired by the issues he faced escalating up, Seth was determined to use the reward he experienced been specified to change the life of other folks for the far better.
“I do these stories to bring about alter because what I went by as a kid, I maintain telling myself that I do not want any person to go through that,” suggests Seth, who transpires to be the last of 17 young children in his loved ones.
Nowadays, he is just one of the longest-serving journalists with The Multimedia Team and an priceless member of the institution and a various award-successful journalist of intercontinental reputation.
The young boy from Amakom has around the a long time blazed the path and has established new criteria in the media landscape in the country in his possess unique way.
His care and empathy for the vulnerable fueled his push as a journalist and led him to establish reviews that have long gone on to touch the life of quite a few throughout the nation.
He discovered his niche in developing stories that remodeled lives, reformed guidelines and expedited alter in deplorable circumstances. All these have contributed to tangible variations in the extremely fabric of the Ghanaian culture.
Some of Seth’s is effective have activated paradigm shifts that operate the gamut from prison reforms, in depth advancement in healthcare infrastructure to the alleviation of the plight of the really susceptible in society.
Documentaries like ‘Locked and Forgotten’ in 2015 and ‘Left to Rot’ in 2016, have performed an important position in new jail reform initiatives in the region.
One more award-winning story ‘Next to Die’ which highlighted the crucial difficulty of little one mortality and maternal deaths in Komfo Anokye Training Medical center (KATH) in Kumasi, succeeded in drawing the significantly-necessary aid and attention KATH necessary to entire building work on that device of the clinic.
Touched by the story, the First Girl of Ghana, other key institutions and people today and the Multimedia Group Limited by itself collaborated to elevate over $2 million to comprehensive an ultra-modern maternity and mother and baby device for the medical center.
Subsequently, governing administration, on May 15, 2020, minimize the sod to revive the job which had been deserted for 44 yrs.
The hottest addition to Mr Boateng’s repertoire was the tale of Dari Poga, an octogenarian left destitute by leprosy.
As a consequence of his report on her condition, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia heeded to the contact for enable and arrived to her rescue by donating some cash, foodstuff provides, toiletries, and the development of a 2 bedroom house.
In 2019, Mr Boateng bagged a third Master’s diploma from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, incorporating on to his by now impressive wealth of encounter.
At this phase in his occupation, Seth is looking at providing again in a diverse way.
He is at present wanting ahead to imparting his comprehensive understanding and expertise with the more youthful technology who also find to make the very same impact he has produced in the business, and so preserve the Seth Kwame Boateng spirit alive.
“I am even now on the lookout for individuals I can coach to also do the variety of tales that I’m undertaking so that maybe I can retire just one day,” he claimed heartily including that “I genuinely want to lecture in potential and I am doing the job to that.”
He has also been inducted into the Ghana Management Corridor of Fame following winning 4 classes of the Ghana Management Awards 2019.
As the Multimedia Team celebrates 25 a long time of outstanding and impactful journalism, the contributions of committed journalists like Seth Kwame Boateng are truly worth mentioning as his attempts have included to the stunning tapestry woven by the media conglomerate in the country.
The Multimedia Group, thus, celebrates Seth Kwame Boateng with a really big “Ayekoo” and appears forward to additional everyday living-changing tales from this irreplaceable member of its group.