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Radio France and France 24 devotes space to Ghana

By: Emelia Essumanba- Josiah- Daily Expressn 

Radio France Internationale (RFI) and France 24 have organized a two-day special programme devoted to Ghana on their digital terrestrial television network in Accra last week.

The programmie broadcasted in English, gave audience on every continent the opportunity to hear and see Ghana as described by Ghanaians themselves.

These two special editions were aired on “Accra Live PM”, renamed after their new flagship magazine “Paris Live PM”.

The programs included an exclusive interview with President John Dramani Mahama on his goals and ambitions for the country, discussions on Ghana’s situation and economic forecast, educational challenges and information technologies and also Ghana’s bilateral relations with France.

The program also hosted entrepreneurs from the country’s fashion design industry, culture, music and sports.

All this was recorded at the Accra Alliance Francaise premises, as Ghanaians interacted on Ghana’s position in the West Africa sub-region and the rest of the world.

RFI is a French current affairs radio station that broadcasts worldwide in French and 13 foreign other languages. RFI broadcasts on 156 different FM frequencies in 62 different countries, via medium and short wave relays, on 30 different satellite signals throughout the world and also on the Internet and on other connected applications.

Ms Cecile Megie, the Director of RFI announced that currently RFI is available in Accra on FM 89.5, on 92.9 in Kumasi and also said there are plans underway to open new station in Tamale and Takoradi.

Mr. Marc Saikali, the Director of France 24 described the two-day event as a laudable idea because Ghana is surrounded by Francophone countries. He added that the channel at the moment has a viewership of over 271,000 in Ghana, which they intend to increase by 10 fold within the coming years.


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