The Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) signed between The Gambia Radio and Television Services
(GRTS) and WAZI is expected to place its programmes online for global
consumption Director General Ebrima Sillah said.
Speaking at a recent press conference, Mr. Sillah told journalists that the institution has programmes that are very attractive to audience.
Mr. Sillah further outlined ‘Face the Nation’ as of those programmes tailored to help in the accountability and transparency of public institutions and agencies. The participatory programmes such as one-on-one interview, listening and sending of messages is intended to promote good governance, which is also one of the new initiatives, he said.
“At GRTS, there is also what is called ‘the assignment’ which allows reporters to report news as they happen,” he said. “This is the reason why the institution is deploying reporters to all regions.”
At the press conference, it’s also revealed that the state broadcaster will endeavour to broadcast the upcoming local elections as it in all prominent local languages, and will report it objectively across all 48 consistencies.
One of the things GRTS hope to do is to encourage TV debate for contestants to participate in local governance areas.
As regards to salary increment of staff in GRTS, Mr. Sillah said it’s a basic right that; “when you work you see the tangible dividend in what you working for.”
He further said it is only in Africa you where you expect people to deliver and you don’t pay well, noting it is very important that we pay people well. He argued that by so doing, you tend to motivate them not just only in money but also by ensuring that their working environment is conducive.