Two international French radio and television channels, RFI English and France 24 are broadcasting in English in Accra for special programming devoted to Ghana.
This forms part of the enhanced RFI English programming and France 24’s launch on Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) in the West African’s country.
According to press release from the two French media giants, for two days (26-27th November), the programme would give audiences on every continent the opportunity to hear and see Ghana as described by Ghanaians themselves.
RFI’s English team is producing two editions of its new flagship magazine “Paris Live PM” in the Ghanaian capital, renamed “Accra Live PM” for the occasion.
During these two programmes recorded in public at the Accra Alliance Française, RFI will be handing the microphone to Ghanaians themselves and looking at Ghana’s place in West Africa and the rest of the world.
These two special programmes include an exclusive interview with the President of the Republic of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, on his goals and ambitions for the country, discussions on Ghana’s situation and economic forecasts, educational challenges and information technologies, but also on Ghana’s bilateral relations with France.
Entrepreneurs from the fashion sector will talk about how Ghana supports its artists, allowing them to play a leading role in the region and beyond. Ghana’s place in world sport will also be highlighted, with a particular focus on the next Football World Cup in 2018 and the national team. Lastly, culture, and in particular music, will be given pride of place, with rising stars of Ghana’s music scene invited into the studio.
France 24’s correspondent in Accra, Katerina Vittozzi, will propose a special report dedicated to the rise of new technology companies in Ghana, a model of strong economic development in the region.
France 24 will also be broadcasting excerpts from the interview with the President of the Republic of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, conducted with the news team of RFI English.