KIGALI - Following the restoration of diplomatic relations between Rwanda and France, the Managing Director of Radio France International (RFI), Genevieve Goetzinger, has announced that her media house is set to expand its coverage across the country.
Goetzinger, who is on a one-week working visit to Rwanda, said in an interview yesterday that her visit is aimed at hiring correspondents.
RFI is a French internal news radio station that broadcasts worldwide via its FM network.
“We have been on Rwandan airwaves since October last year but we didn’t have correspondents here, and now we are expanding coverage especially on health issues, the current country’s developments, internal political affairs and education and among others,” she said.
“We are going to use local journalists who know the country very well; we shall only bring two French technicians.”
“We will be reporting current affairs values and viewpoints independently, impartially, honestly and pluralistically.”
Goetzinger noted that the new development will help revive the station’s fan base in the country and further strengthen relations between Rwanda and France.
The radio has been actively operating in four countries in Africa.
According to the official, RFI’s audience is estimated at 35 million regular listeners worldwide.