Ace Ghanaian journalist, David Amanor, has bid farewell to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) after a career spanning more than 20 years.
Amanor joined the BBC in 1998. He started as a Section Assistant to the legendary Robin White who headed Focus on Africa and Network Africa at the time, to becoming a Broadcast Assistant, and then later a presenter, a producer and a reporter for Focus on Africa.
Before leaving the BBC, he presented The Fifth Floor, a weekly program that revels in the variety and range of stories produced by the BBC World Service.
Interestingly, journalism wasn’t his first choice career. He is guitarist and formed his first band in England. His first experience of the BBC was a visit to a studio with his punky-reggae band
In a farewell interview with Bola Mosuro, David Amanor recalled some of his memorable reports as BBC’s correspondent in Ghana.
He named 2008 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), 2008 presidential elections, Barack Obama’s visit to Ghana and Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II’s 10th anniversary as some of the memorable events he covered.
On Barack Obama’s visit to Ghana, he said: “It was pertinent to watch the Obamas emerge from the slave dungeons, seeing Michelle and her mother looking visibly perturbed.”
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