Twenty broadcast journalists drawn from some African countries are undergoing a two-week training course at Accra in Ghana. The programme, organized by DW-Akademie and sponsored by the German Technical Corporation, GTZ, aims to upgrade the professional competence in business and finance reporting. It is also to empower the beneficiary journalists efficient vehicles for financial literacy and to engender financial inclusion in their respective countries.
The training also formed part of an international conference on finanacial capabilities in lso in Accra, and attended by representatives of donor agencies, World Bank, African Development Bank some Central Banks in Africa among other key staeholders. As part of the training project, the journalists have been carrying out different assignment projects to especially determine the level of financial literacy among the local people as well as their entrepreneural skills.