Mundri Community Radio ready for fixing

By Bullen Bala Alexander  

The long awaited Mundri Community radio has now finally been sent to Mundri for fixing.

Addressing journalists during delivery of the Mundri Community Radio for setting to Mundri yesterday in Juba, the Executive Director Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) Edmund Yakani said the community radio is within CEPO program of easier access to information for the citizens across the country.

“As the country is commemorating the 2nd Anniversary of the signing of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan, CEPO have the great pleasure to announce to the sons and daughters of Mundri that today finally the establishment of Mundri Community Radio with the support of UNESCO has turned into reality,” Mr. Yakani said.

Mr. Yakani, said it was their response to the request of Mundri community through the Office of the Minister of Information and Postal Service, Michael Makuei Lueth sometimes back.

He congratulated the Mundri community for the realization of their dream and encourages the community to use the radio for the dissemination of the Revitalized Peace Agreement and information that can educate and promote the peaceful co-existence among the community.

Mr. Yakani said the community radio is intended to promote peace messages and reconciliation development amongst the communities.

“As CEPO, we would like to say that this community radio is intended to promote access to information for realization of the best interest of the community and it is totally prohibited from promoting any xenophobic attack, hate speech, propaganda and any form of discriminations,” Mr. Yakani added.

He said CEPO was having more similar community radios which are on process of distribution to the other communities across the country in the near future.

He reiterated CEPO’s commitment to deliver the rest of the requests placed to their Office by Minister of Information and Postal Service urging the communities of those requests to be patient like the Mundri community.

For his part, the former Minister of Information in defunct Amadi State Dudu Sebit who received the radio on behalf of the community expressed her appreciation to the UNESCO and CEPO for their effort to make sure that the request of the community is satisfied.

She revealed that the request of the radio was handed to the Minister of Information and Postal Service way back 2015 and they have been following.

She called on the community to use the radio to promote peace among the community and across the country.

“I am very happy to receive this Mundri community radio on behalf of my community and I would like to call on them to use this radio to promote peace, reconciliation and educate the community on good developmental issues in the country,” Ms. Dudu stated.    

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