Community radios will enhance good governance

The Minister of Cabinet affairs, last week, launched a community radio station in Gicumbi district. Radio, if used appropriately, is a powerful medium of communication that can help facilitate the ongoing transformation of the country. To get the best out of the radio station, programming should not only focus on entertainment, but also engage the ordinary Rwandans in debates and discussions on matters that affect them and the country.

The Minister of Cabinet affairs, last week, launched a community radio station in Gicumbi district.

Radio, if used appropriately, is a powerful medium of communication that can help facilitate the ongoing transformation of the country.

To get the best out of the radio station, programming should not only focus on entertainment, but also engage the ordinary Rwandans in debates and discussions on matters that affect them and the country.

This will give them more voice as well as enhance their participation in the development of the country. 

One of the critical pillars on which the country is built, is good governance and having radios closer to the communities, will ensure that the people have platforms where they can express their views and ideas.

The 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, left the media with a tainted reputation as the government at the time, used them to facilitate the killings.

However, with good leadership and professional personnel, the media, is a powerful tool, that can be used to enhance the development of the country and improve the livelihood of the people.

The Rwandan people are committed to working for the betterment of the country and community radio stations will help accelerate the process through their wider grassroots reach.

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