Koforidua, April 18, GNA – Jeanne L. Clark, Information Officer, Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of the Untied States of America in Accra, has urged media personnel to specialize in areas that border on national development and national cohesion.
They should also upgrade their professional skills and knowledge to continue to be relevant.
The Information Officer who visited State media houses in Koforidua on Thursday, commended them for their hard work and good coverage of the Region and urged them to continue to do their best in the interest of national development.
She was accompanied by Mrs Joyce Asiedu, Information Assistant of the Embassy, and visited offices of the Ghana News Agency (GNA), New Times Corporation, Graphic Communications Group and the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC).
She also interacted with students at the Koforidua Polytechnic, as well as Journalism and ICT students of Bright College, a private institution at Kukurantumi.
At the GNA, Jeanne Clark commended the journalists in the regional office for working very hard even under difficult conditions and extolled the credibility of the GNA over the years, thus making the Agency one of the best wire services in the sub-region.
She said the visit was to acquaint herself with the journalists in the region and how they carried out their duties.
She said the US had several refresher courses and training programmes for journalists to take advantage of, and expressed the hope that the visit would enable her to create awareness about the existence of such opportunities for all journalists to benefit.
Mr Christian Godwin Osah, Regional Manager of the GNA who welcomed the team, said the GNA had district reporters and stringers across the region who were able to cover the area extensively.
He thanked the US Embassy in Ghana for the visit and expressed the hope that the GNA would benefit from its relationship with the Embassy to enable it to continue to be the most reliable source of news and information in the country.