Ghana’s former Ambassador to China, H.E. Ambassador Anani Demuyakor has called on all relevant stakeholders in the Ghana-China relations landscape to continue building the capacity of Ghana’s media professionals, especially on international relations.
He made this comment during the one-day training on Africa/Ghana-China relations hosted by the Africa-China Centre for Policy and Advisory (ACCPA) 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 Program of the ACCPA, and it featured over 40 select journalists in Ghana (from TV, radio, newspapers, online blogs, etc.).
The former Ambassador, who is currently the Chairman of the Ghana-China Friendship Association, GHACHIFA, commended the Africa-China Centre for Policy and Advisory, ACCPA, for taking the initiative to engage the media professionals on Ghana-China Relations.
He shared his personal experience working as a career diplomat, serving as Ghana’s Ambassador to China.
IMAGE: H.E. Ambassador Anani Demuyakor (Ghana’s former Ambassador to China) speaking at the media training held in Accra by the ACCPA.
According to him, “the media has the capacity to play a key role in Ghana’s bilateral relations with China as well as with all other countries.”
“However, a conscious effort must be made to assist media professionals, especially in areas of training and capacity building, to help them deal with the complex issues that come with international relations”.