China is assisting Cameroon by granting the West African nation “latest” digital media technology to improve on newsgathering, programmes production and information management, a visiting delegation from China at a discussion with Prime Minister Philemon Yang revealed.
The assistance, which is meant to involve the nation’s broadcasting industry, will see Cameroun’s audiovisual media hasten its transition to latest digital technology.
“We discussed how we can strengthen cooperation in the media to promote economic and social development. China is ready to share its expertise and experience with Cameroon in digital broadcasting,” Ma Li, director of International Cooperation Office in the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television in China (SARFT), said while speaking to press at the Cameroon’s capital Yaoundé.
“The Prime Minister expressed the delight and readiness of the Cameroon government to work with companies from China to achieve the digital switchover in the country,” he added.
Ma Li, who led the Chinese delegation, described SARFT as an executive branch under China’s state council and its main task is to administer and supervise all state-owned enterprises that are involved in TV, radio and film productions.
Fielding questions from journalists after the meeting, Ma Li described the joy of the delegation with the honour of being received by the Prime Minister. He further gave insights into their deliberations with the head of government.
The Chinese delegation expressed their readiness to sign memoranda of understanding (MOU) on several key areas that will strengthen bilateral cooperation in the audiovisual sector.
Cameroon’s Minister of Communication, Issa Tchiroma Bakary, hosted the delegation.