——————A concerned senior citizen in
Shangombo District in Western Province has called upon Sinjembela Member
of Parliament Poniso Njeulu to spearhead the completion of Cuandu
Community Radio station.
The citizen who spoke to ZANIS in Shangombo on condition of anonymity
stressed that it was unfortunate that a building for a radio station was resting idol since it’s completion in July this year.
He noted that the need for a community radio station in the area cannot be over emphasized because the community needs access to adequate and accurate information.
And when contacted for a comment Mr. Njeulu said the Constituency Development Fund Committee was still committed to establishing a community radio station in the district.
Mr Njeulu said the Information Broadcasting Authority (IBA) has granted the local authority a constitution permit for the radio station.
Mr. Njeulu who is also Information and Broadcasting Services Deputy
Minister said the council has also awarded a contract to Bluetooth
Investment Limited to fit in radio equipment as well as work on the sound
proof system for the radio station.
Shangombo District Development Coordinating Committee (DDCC) allocated
K400,000 from last year’s Constituency Development Funds (CDF) for
the construction and purchasing of equipment for a community radio
station in the area.