Ms Cecile Megie (left), the Director, RFI with Mr Marc Saikali, the Director, France 24, at the launch of the two-day programme
Ms Cecile Megie (left), the Director, RFI with Mr Marc Saikali, the Director, France 24, at the launch of the two-day programme
Ms Cecile Megie (left), the Director, RFI with Mr Marc Saikali, the Director, France 24, at the launch of the two-day programme
Ms Cecile Megie (left), the Director, RFI with Mr Marc Saikali, the Director, France 24, at the launch of the two-day programme

The special programming would give audience on every continent the opportunity to hear and see Ghana as described by Ghanaians themselves.

These two special programmes include 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, but also on Ghana’s bilateral relations with France.

The programme would also show case entrepreneurs from the fashion design, and other areas such as culture and music, and sports.

Speaking at the launch in Accra on Tuesday, Ms Cecile Megie, the Director, RFI, said their English team was producing two editions of their new flagship magazine “Paris Live PM” in Accra, renamed “Accra Live PM” for the occasion.

She said during these two programmes recorded in public at the Accra Alliance Francaise, RFI would be handing the microphone to Ghanaians and looking at Ghana’s place in West Africa and the rest of the world.

She announced that currently RFI is available in Accra on FM 89.5 but also in Kumasi on 92.9; and that plans were underway to open new ones in Tamale and Takoradi.

She said RFI is a French current affairs radio station that broadcasts worldwide in French and 13 foreign languages.

Ms Megie said RFI broadcast 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 connected applications.

Mr Marc Saikali, the Director, France 24, described the two-day event as a laudable idea because, Ghana is surrounded by Francophone countries; adding 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.

He said France 24 consists of three separate television channels which broadcast in French, English and Arabic 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Mr Saikali said France 24 broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week to 250 million television households in 177 countries around the world.

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