Somalia: Government Installs 5 KW FM Transmitter To Expand Reach of Radio Mogadishu - Officials

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    Somalia: Government Installs 5 KW FM Transmitter To Expand Reach of Radio Mogadishu - Officials

    MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 19, (Horn Observer) Somalia government has on Wednesday installed a new 5 kilowatt transmitter which will increase the coverage of the State run radio Mogadishu, officials said.

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Mahdi Mohamed Guled (Khadar), Somali Deputy Prime Minister cutting the ribbon of the newly installed transmitter
MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 19, (Horn Observer) Somalia government has on Wednesday installed a new 5 kilowatt transmitter which will increase the coverage of the State run radio Mogadishu, officials said.

"The media development in the country is key to the progress that the Federal Government aims to achieve so that people can be given opportunities to take part in the rebuilding of the country.” Mahdi Mohamed Guled (Khadar), Somali Deputy Prime Minister  who cut the ribbon of the new transmitter said

Deputy PM encouraged the ministry of information to continue expanding the reach of radio Mogadishu to rural areas in the country.

Bar Kulan Trust in cooperation with the Ministry of Information successfully completed the installation of the new transmitter  with the support of USAID and UNSOS, the statement added.


"The new 5 kilowatt transmitter will increase the coverage and the reach out areas of Radio Mogadishu, and is part of the over plan of the ministry to expand its reach to more citizens, especially those in rural areas.”Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng. Yarisow), Minister of Information, Culture & Tourism of the Federal Republic of Somalia said in a statement released by the ministry. "This cooperation in maintaining and improving media in Somalia demonstrates the importance of the media sector, recognized by the international organizations that have been involved in this and other Somali media development initiatives.”

UNSOS through BKT has provided support to Radio Mogadishu and the Ministry during 2011 to 2014. This included assisting in the digitization of the Radio Mogadishu archive and playing a part in the first Somali Cultural Festival in 2014 and other assistance in the past.

Radio Mogadishu has been instrumental in spreading counter propaganda against the militant groups that are fighting against the government. The new 5 kilowatt FM transmitter will replace the Radio Mogadishu’s old transmitter which  has been broadcasting to the capital city and surrounding area since it was installed in 2011.

- Horn Observer -


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