An agreement was signed in Libreville last Friday (16 April) by which the Government of France agreed to finance in part a broadcasting centre for Gabon.
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Background: An agreement was signed in Libreville last Friday (16 April) by which the Government of France agreed to finance in part a broadcasting centre for Gabon. President Bongo signed the agreement with the Head of the Aid and Cooperation mission of the French Embassy. The main purchase with the 247,000,000 francs CFA given by France will be transmitters.
SYNOPSIS: An agreement was signed at the President's residence in Libreville last Friday by which France agreed to give financial aid for the development of a broadcasting centre.
President Bongo signed the agreement for Gabon...as President, he's also the Minister of Information. And representing French Embassy. The broadcasting centre will be established in the south of the country, in Franceville...with the aid of a French grant that will go mainly towards the construction of transmitters. The French government has a long history of presence in Gabon, and in the post-colonial days this continues in the shape of aid and cooperation.