South Africa/Liberia: South African Media Group Attract Liberia Media

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Visiting South African media group, Business in Africa has attracted Liberia media for the forth coming African Business Leaders Forum scheduled to take place in Ghana. The Analyst newspaper, Real TV and Truth FM all in Monrovia have entered into media partnership arrangements with the South African group to promote the 5th African Business Leaders Forum from October 17 - 19, 2007 in Accra, Ghana.

"The Analyst is one of the leading newspapers in Liberia and internationally we are well recognized. With our rich website, The Analyst is a choice news source for Liberians in the Diaspora," said Stanley Seakor, Publisher and Managing Editor of The Analyst. He said his newspaper sees its association with the forum as an opportunity to extend its influence beyond Liberia. Earlier on Tuesday, the visiting team paid a courtesy call on Ghana's ambassador to Liberia, His Excellency Major General Francis Adu-Amanfoh.

This forum will help us show what investment opportunities are in Ghana and also get to find out what business opportunities Ghanaian business people can take advantage of in other African countries," the ambassador said. A member of the visiting team, Mark A. Kwateng said: "Our visit has been a huge success. We've had fruitful deliberations with media groups and other prospective participants and we are confident that this year's forum will follow the tradition of success of previous ones."

The forum forms part of Ghana's 50th independence anniversary and is sponsored by telecom giant, MTN, Coca Cola Africa, among others. The event is expected to attract top African business leaders, management of public institutions and politicians to strengthen their resolve to fight poverty and underdevelopment on the continent. The team left Monrovia Tuesday for Freetown, Sierra Leone, where they will be meeting business groups and media organizations in connection with the forum.

(The Analyst (Monrovia), 6 June 2007)