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More community radio stations to be licenced – Government

Story by John Nhandara

As Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world in commemorating World Radio Day, government has set its sights on licensing more community radio stations this year.

According to American Author Hallie Flanagan, the power of radio is not that it speaks to millions, but that it speaks intimately and privately to each one of those millions.

It is with this immense impact of radio on society that Zimbabwe joined the rest of the world in marking the World Radio Day this Tuesday.

Riding on the success of opening up airwaves where about 14 community radio stations have been established in the country, government says more community radio stations will be licenced this year.

“We are going to expand the transmission network of already functional radios. We are going to licence more community radio stations this year, at least five. We want to ensure they are sustained. We are starting with less developed areas,” said Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services.

This year’s belated World Radio Day commemorations will be held in Binga on the 25th of this month and will coincide with the launch of Twasumbuka Community Radio Station.

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