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General News Fri, 15 Jan 1999

GJA receives computer and accessories from UNESCO

Accra, 15 Jan.'99 - - The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) today received a computer and its accessories, a scanner and a fax machine -- all valued at 20 million cedis from the Ghana National Commission on UNESCO in Accra. Mr. Kusi Acheampong, Secretary to the Commission, said the presentation is to help mobilise the media to access the free flow of information on the Internet and to develop a good communication network. Mr. Acheampong said UNESCO has been helping in the development of communication in the country under its Inter-governmental Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC). He mentioned media houses such as the Ghana News Agency, the Ghanaian Chronicle and the GJA as beneficiaries. He said the IPDC programme also assisted with the establishment of the Ada Community Radio Station last year and will aid Winneba with 50,000 dollars to establish one this year. Mrs. Gifty Affenyi-Dadzie, President of the GJA, thanked UNESCO for its continuous support to the GJA and said the equipment will help the association in the publication of its quarterly newsletter and an effective monitoring of media activities.

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