Ivorian govt. daily ""Fraternite Matin"" to be restructured

Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian government plans to restructure the state-owned "Fraternite Matin" newspaper group to make it more dynamic, it was revealed in Abidjan Thursday.
"An audit will be carried out with donors to determine the strengths and weaknesses of this major press group," the Ivorian minister of communications and new information technologies, Lia Bi Douayoua, said during a visit to the paper's offices.
Douayoua said the measure was aimed at finding a solution to the group's indebtedness and budget problems.
The company's finances would also be stabilised while new computer equipment, machines and other technical installations would be provided.
He said the situation of staff members, including stringers and aged workers would also be reviewed.
The "Fraternite Matin" group which was created in 1963 runs two daily newspapers (Fraternite Matin and Ivoir'Soir) and a quarterly review (Femme d'Afrique).

19 april 2001 17:52:00

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