Cameroon: Towards the establishment of 15 community radios
Yaounde (Cameroon), September 25, 2013 - His Excellency Emmanuel Nganou Djoumessi, the Cameroon Minister of Economy, planning and regional development and Mr. Benoit Sossou, the UNESCO Representative, ratified a partnership agreement worth three billion CFA francs for the set up of 15 community radio stations and the reinstatement of 21 others. The three billion CFA package, disbursed by the Cameroonian government and placed at the disposal of UNESCO, aims to achieve its development objectives in this area, as defined in the Growth and Employment Strategy Paper (DSCE).
In the terms of the agreement, UNESCO will provide technical support in the establishment of the new community radio stations and in training their directors. "The government’s set target in raising awareness among rural populations on health issues, development, agriculture and trade is to ensure that 100 community radio stations are set up in the rural areas by 2020. The goal is to bring to 75%, the rates of access to local media. There are already twenty community radio stations broadcasting on the national territory. The newly created community radio stations will be those of Meyomessi and Maroua I for a total cost of 400 million CFA francs. "
For further information, please consult le Journal du Cameroun 26/09/2013 - 07:47