Ecobank Ghana Limited has devoted about GH¢30,000 as a sponsorship package towards the organisation of training programmes for business journalists across the country.
The move will be spearheaded by the Journalists for Business Advocacy (JBA), a group of business journalists serving as a voice for small scale businesses in the country.
The Managing Director of the bank, Mr. Daniel Sackey, announced this at a meeting with executives of JBA in Accra, when the latter paid a courtesy call on him.
He explained that it was necessary to support journalists to learn so they could build their capacity in reporting business issues to the reading public.
The President of JBA, Mr. Suleiman Mustapha, said the association was born out of a training programme by the Business Sector Advocacy Challenge (BUSAC) serving as a focal point for businesses on the media front.
“Currently, we have membership across the whole country except the Volta Region. We have been advocating businesses so that the numerous challenges they face could be brought to the attention of policy makers for them to be addressed,” he said.
The group, he said, was grateful to the bank for its support last year during a training programme to equip journalists with requisite knowledge on how to report on small and medium enterprises (SMEs).