The town of Bartica is scheduled to have its own radio station by May 2017, Region Seven’s, Regional Chairman, Gordon Bradford told the Government Information Agency (GINA).
The establishment of the radio station, the Chairman said, means that the dissemination of information to the public will become much easier.
The Bartica Learning Research Centre where the radio station will be housed
“Many times you would invite people, but how many people would come to a meeting to hear, and how many people would take the information they receive back their community? But, when we can speak on the radio and you tune in, we will be able to disseminate more information and people would have a better grasp and understanding of what we are really talking about,” the Chairman explained.
The Bartica Learning Research Centre has been identified as the building where the radio station will be housed.
The Office of the Prime Minister recently advertised for bids for the construction of facilities for the Bartica Radio Station.
This is another one of the government’s effort to ensure that all indigenous communities are connected, and are able to effectively share information. The government has already established a number of radio stations in various indigenous communities which include Radio Lethem in Region Nine and Radio Mabaruma in Region One. Region Nine also has a community radio station, Paiwomak.
Additionally, there were invitations for bids for the construction of facilities for Mahdia Radio Station in Region Eight.
The aim of the government’s community radio stations project is to link the indigenous communities through communication. The established radio stations are all affiliates of the National Communications Network (NCN) and are broadcasting on the national frequency.