Three-day media training on economic and financial reporting from West African journalists is under way at the UN House, organised by the International Monetary Fund. More than 20 journalists from the region are attending the seminar designed to widen the knowledge of journalists to enhance their reporting of economic and financial topics.
The seminar will also induct the participants into the workings of the IMF.
Declaring the seminar opened yesterday, Finance Minister Mambury Njie commended the IMF for the seminar and challenged the participants to make maximum use of the opportunity to enhance their skills in financial and economic reporting, adding that a good reporting can generate greater understanding of issues by the general public.
Essa Drammeh, second deputy governor Central Bank of the Gambia, used the occasion to inform the participants about the role of CBG and also added his voice for journalists to make good use of the training.
The training is being directed by Jo Winterboom and Sarah Watcher, both seasoned finance and economic journalists and coordinated by Lucie Mboto Fouda, a senior communications officer at the IMF media relations division in Washington.