Israel’s Ambassador to Ghana, Ms. Shlomit Sufa, has paid a courtesy call on management of the Business and Financial Times to discuss issues of mutual interest and collaboration between the two parties.
The newly appointed Ambassador noted that the meeting is very important and timely because it offers a platform for stronger collaboration between the Embassy of Israel in Ghana and the Business and Financial Times. She also expressed excitement over receiving timely information on business and financial news in Ghana and the West African landscape through the Business and Financial Times newspaper.
Shlomit Sufa noted that: “I’m a newcomer to Ghana and West Africa, but I have found out that the Ghana’s media is good. It is one of the very good channels for me to learn, understand and get acquainted with Ghana and the issues that are on the agenda in the business sector. I know that my predecessors made contact with the media, and I am here to therefore also continue building a stronger relationship with you”.
She assured of continuing to merge the legacy of her predecessors in order to have direct and open channels to be resourceful when it comes to sharing information and receiving requests on questions from the media.
She again emphasised that: “From time to time, we can offer different elements, sessions and interviews on general, commercial and business events in Israel; and how to grow a stronger bond between Ghana and Israel through business collaborations”.
H.E. Shlomit Sufa commended the Business and Financial Times for featuring the Embassy of Israel in the newspaper during their Independence Day celebration. She acknowledged that the publication was very insightful and educative, and provided a platform for Israel to showcase their culture and who they are as a people.
On his part, the Chief Executive Officer of the Business and Financial Times, Dr. Godwin Acquaye expressed his excitement for the appreciation and kind words of honour from the Ambassador.
He said: “We are glad you have loved the collaborations we have had with the Israel so far. We also appreciate that you appreciate our Independence Day publications as well. I am sure that we can team-up and see how best we can have more engagements with you, especially during celebrations of the national day”.
He further introduced the various activities which take place at the Business and Financial Times. He noted that apart from being the leading business newspaper in Ghana, and to some extent West Africa, there are other publications that the newspaper takes pride in.
One of such is the Business Times Magazine Africa, which is a pan-African magazine that covers the whole of Africa with Business news and aviation reports. The magazine is published bi-monthly.
“We also have ‘Energy Today’, which is a quarterly magazine that focuses on the energy and mining sectors. Our presence online – which is our website www.thebftonline.com – is also strong and all over the world. Which means if you want any business information, especially in Ghana, the best newspaper to look out for is the B&FT. We are also strong on social media. We have a press house that is full to capacity and we print our own newspaper. So, we no longer use a third party printing house,” said Dr. Acquaye.