Radio Orealla to hit the air waves soon

DPI, Guyana, Saturday, February 17, 2018

Residents of Orealla, East Berbice-Corentyne (Region Six), are excited at the prospect of soon having their own community radio station.

During a visit to the district on Friday, February 15, Toshao, David Henry noted that “having a radio station in Orealla is a brilliant decision made by the government since it will place Orealla on the national scene”.

Chief Captain of Orealla Village, Toshao David Henry.

Henry added that the station will ensure that residents are kept informed and educated about the events in the community and other parts of Guyana.

The chief captain further noted that Radio Orealla will be beneficial to the area as it will provide an opportunity for residents to showcase/advertise their products and services.

The radio station, which is to be commissioned in March 2018, costs approximately $40M and is about 95 percent complete.

It will provide employment opportunity for youths in the area since the journalists, radio announcers and other technical staff will be selected from the community for training. Thus far, seven persons have already been selected.

Coordinator for Government’s Regional Radio Project, Dr. Rovin Deodat, who was also part of the tour, explained that testing is currently ongoing to ensure that the radio station receives VOG-Voice of Guyana. He said this will be followed by the further selection and training of persons to work at the facility.

The building that houses Radio Orealla.

 

By: Tanuja Raikha

 

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