Guinea-Bissau TV station to receive equipment from China

8 March 2017

The government of Guinea-Bissau plans to make a request to the Chinese authorities to equip the West African country’s public television channel with cameras and editing units, the Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau said in Bissau.

Umaro Sissoco Embaló said at a meeting with workers of the Guinea-Bissau Television that the outgoing Chinese ambassador, Wang Hua, promised to discuss with his government the possibility that the country will finance the construction of a building to house all Guinean media outlets.

In recent years China has provided materials and financial support to state and private media in Guinea-Bissau.

In fact, China’s outgoing ambassador to Guinea-Bissau was honoured in 2016 by radio station Rádio Comunitária Voz de Quelele, based in Bissau.

Guinea-Bissau Television works with great difficulty due to lack of equipment, including cameras and editing units and still broadcasts on an analogue system, and is also unable to train its staff. (macauhub)