MUHANGA- A community radio station, Huguka Radio, has officially been launched in Nyamabuye sector, Muhanga District.
105.9 Huguka Fm, a project of Huguka asbl, is focusing on promoting agriculture, rural development and improving the lives of the farmers in general.
Farmers said they were happy with the community radio.
“This is a blessing to us and we will be able to advertise our products,”, Eugene Habiyaremye, a farmer said.
The station, which has been on the airwaves for the last few months, covers most parts of the country except the Western Province.
“This problem will soon be resolved once we erect a mast in Karongi,” the station’s acting Director; Eugene Ndekezi, however, said.
This is the second radio station in Muhanga, after Radio Maria- a Catholic radio station.
An official with the Media High Council, Luke Kalema Ibrahim, said that the two radio stations are a sign of improved media outreach and opportunity for local residents to access information.
“This is a good initiative and an opportunity for the residents. This will improve access to media,” Kalema said.
Kalema also urged investors to invest in the media industry in Rwanda.
Rapheal Rurangwa, an official of the Ministry of Agriculture urged the journalists to be creative and reach out to more residents to promote education and development.