Radio Essequibo coming soon – PM Nagamootoo

─ assures govt support for Region 2

DPI, Guyana, Friday, February 1, 2019

Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo, today, visited the new site for Radio Essequibo and assured of government’s continued support to Pomeroon-Supenaam, Region 2.

Speaking briefly with residents and school children of Cotton Field, Essequibo, the Prime Minister explained that the National Communications Network’s (NCN) technical team is ready to begin work on the station with expected completion by mid-2019.

Potential broadcasters from within the district will be trained by Dr. Rovin Deodat, the Coordinator of Government’s Regional Radio Project.

The government considers connecting communities across Guyana as vital to improving people’s lives and creating more opportunities for them. Through this venture, it has already connected many communities in Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo, Region 9, through the establishment of Radio Lethem, in May 2016, and in Barima-Waini, Region 1 with the setting up of Radio Maburama, in June 2016.

The Office of the Prime Minister commissioned Radio Mahdia, Potaro-Siparun, Region 8 on October 8, 2017, Radio Bartica in Cuyuni-Mazaruni, Region 7 on November 17, 2017, Radio Aishalton in Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo, Region 9 on February 17, 2018 and Radio Orella, East Berbice-Corentyne District, Region 6 on March 25, 2018. The Office of the Prime Minister also recently upgraded Radio Paiwomak.

Also, present at the site visit today were Regional Executive Officer of Region Two, Denis Jaikaran, Chairman of NCN, Enrico Woolford, Coordinator of Government’s Regional Radio Project, Dr Rovin Deodat, Technical Manager for Regional Radio, Devon Roberts and Regional Radio Manager, Michelle Abraham-Ali.

Rebecca Ganesh.

Images: Keno George.

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