The radio station would facilitate access to information and empower indigenes and the teaming listeners of Kanyiti FM (95.7).
A statement issued in Accra by Mr Richard Ahiagble, the Head of Corporate Communications, and copied to the Ghana News Agency said the project, which was funded under Airtel Ghana’s flagship Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, Touching Lives, involved furnishing the radio station with transmitters and equipment to get it up and running for the community.
It said the project came to light through the efforts of Mr Fatawu Fuseini and his wife who had a vision of helping the inhabitants of Salaga and its environs gain access to information through the medium of a community radio station.
They were nominated by Revrend Emmanuel Uzuanu who resides in Sunyani on the company’s multiple-award winning CSR Television series, Airtel Touching Lives.
Mr Samuel Gyimah, National Distribution Manager, Airtel Ghana at the event said: “Airtel Ghana supported this project through our award-winning flagship sustainable CSR programme – Airtel Touching Lives, an initiative to give a platform for individuals and communities to inspire hope and improve the quality of life for all.
“We live in the information age where the best way to empower people is to give them access to information.
“At Airtel Ghana, we have led this effort through the provision of superior voice and data services across the country. This project is a further step on the part of our business to ensure the people of Salaga and its environs are empowered and informed.
“I would like to express my sincerest appreciation to all stakeholders who made this a reality and most importantly to Fatawu and his wife for having this life-changing dream and nursing it to fruition.
“We believe that this radio station will serve the purpose for which it was established in this community and surrounding villages,” he said.
Abdul Fatawu Abel, Director of the station remarked: “The benefit of this project to our community is immeasurable. Airtel Ghana has through its Touching Lives programme invested in this laudable initiative that will enhance access to information for the development of this community and surrounding areas.
“On behalf of this community, I extend our profound gratitude to Airtel Ghana and its employees for the commitment they have shown in sponsoring this facility.”
Mr Mohammed Amin Lukman, the District Chief Executive commended Airtel for the gesture and urged other corporate institutions to emulate the worthy example.
Kanyiti FM fully owned by Mr Abdul Abel was established in 2012 to educate, inform and entertain the people of Salaga and surrounding villages.
It serves the people of the East Gonja District and other parts of Volta, Brong-Ahafo and Nanumba North and Nanumba South catchment areas with the vision of promoting peace and development.
Source: GNA/News Ghana