The Eastern Community Radio and Foundation Hirondelle popularly known as Cotton Tree News (CTN) have launched a partnership between the two organizations.
The package would enable Eastern Community Radio to relay some of CTN programs to the region all in the name of development.
The launching ceremony took place at the Lukay’s entertainment centre at IDA section in Kenema City on Saturday 22nd May 2010.
In his statement the station manager of Eastern Radio Ahmed G. Kallon said the launching of the partnership was made possible after the United Nations Radio in Sierra Leone that was relaying most of the CTN programs, has been merged with the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC).
In his statement the country representative of CTN Graeme Loten revealed that CTN is funded by the European Union, Ireland and Germany and further disclosed that their visit to Kenema is to strengthen ties between his organization and Eastern Radio. Graeme Loten, further stated that CTN is a non political and non profit making entity aimed at capacitating media practitioners and partner radio stations throughout the country in order to standardize their output.
The Mayor of Kenema City Council (KCC) Chief Brima Kargbo lauded the efforts of the two organizations in providing vital information to the grass roots level which he said is a very good boost in terms of development for the country and called on all to make use of the opportunity provided for them.
By Saffa Moriba