According to the Executive Director of the Africa-China Centre for Policy and Advisory, Mr. Paul Frimpong, China’s history with Africa has shown a track record of true friendship, and this has contributed to the continuous rise in Africa-China engagements.
He made these revelations during the one-day training on Africa/Ghana-China relations hosted by his outfit in Accra for select media professionals.
The Africa-China Centre for Policy and Advisory is a Sino-African research and policy think tank and advisory firm headquartered in Accra, Ghana.
The training forms part of a series of Africa-China Media Capacity-Building Programs of the ACCPA. This training featured over 40 select journalists in Ghana (from TV, radio, newspapers, online blogs, etc.).
Mr. Frimpong’s presentation focused on Why China is now Africa’s perfect partner and, if so, challenged participants to inquire if indeed, China is the right partner for Ghana.
IMAGE: ACCPA’s Executive Director, Paul Frimpong, speaking at the Media Professionals Training hosted by his outfit.
According to him, “The significance of when China showed up in Africa to provide the needed support has often been overlooked. More often than not, it’s lost completely in the Africa-China debate, and that is very intriguing.”
This is a classic case of a ‘friend in need is a friend indeed’. he added