Times pledges support for JICA’s operations

Ms. Carol Annang (second from left), interacting with Mr. Koji Makino, Chief Representative, JICA. With them are management members of NTC.

Ms. Carol Annang (second from left), interacting with Mr. Koji Makino, Chief Representative, JICA. With them are management members of NTC.

NEW Times Corporation (NTC), publishers of The Ghanaian Times and The Spectator newspapers have pledged its support for the 40th Anniversary celebration of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The pledge was made yesterday by the Managing Director of NTC, Ms. Carol Annang, when a delegation, led by the Chief Representative of JICA, Koji Makino, paid a courtesy call on her.

According to Makimo, the visit was to express appreciation to the corporation for its support for JICA and to announce the impending anniversary.

He added that it was also to strengthen the relationship between the two institutions.

Makimo, reiterated JICA’s commitment to infrastructure development, and the promotion of agriculture, education, maternal and child health.

He stated JICA’s quest to support the media in building their capacity in reporting on special areas, and invited the staff of NTC to the KAIZEN Conference in Ethiopia.

Ms Annang commended JICA for the gesture, and assured the delegation that her outfit would participate in their 40th Anniversary.

She said the use of modern technology in the newspaper industry had become the order of the day, and NTC would explore opportunities in Japan in complementing its equipment.

Ms Annang said that newspaper production had changed from the traditional method to multimedia, which required the use of digital gadgets.

The Editor of The Spectator, Mrs Tina Aforo Yeboah, urged JICA to involve the media in culture exchanges to enable journalists tell the story of Japan to the public.

Members of the delegation visited the NTC newsroom to acquaint themselves with the stages in news gathering and production of the newspaper.

By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme

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