Her Excellency Ambassador Anna Bossman sets the tone of the joyful celebration of Press Freedom in the premises of UNESCO on Tuesday 9 April on the occasion of the handing over ceremony of the 2019 World Press Freedom Day between Ghana and Ethiopia in the presence of the Honorable Deputy Minister for Information Nana Dokua Asiamah-Adjei, the Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Ethiopia to UNESCO and the Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information.
In her capacity as Permanent Delegate of Ghana to UNESCO, she served as a herald on Ghana’s commitment to press freedom, the safety of journalists and media development, announcing that His Excellency President Nana Danquah Akufo-Addo had kept his promise to ensure the adoption of the Bill of Right to Information and confirming in her own words that “Ghana continues to be at the forefront of promoting freedom of expression and guaranteeing media independence”.
The Honorable Deputy Minister for Information gave the Ambassador of Ethiopia a royal bird holding a gong (tontonsansan) as a symbol of the communication of information.
Ghana organized the World Press Freedom Day in 2018 and passed the baton to Ethiopia to kick off the 2019 edition which will take place in Addis Ababa from the 1st to the 3rd May.
The credentials of Ghana through its Permanent Delegation to UNESCO have been much appreciated in this area as Ghana recently co-sponsored a resolution on the Safety of Journalists and the fight against impunity and served as Rapporteur on the Intergovernmental Council on the International Programme for the Development of Communication between 2015-2017.