of Master Lion Foundation said they will renovate the Brikama Community Radio
station, FMB building and construct a standard recording studio for them. She
said they will also equip the broadcaster with modern broadcasting materials to
enable its staff to better serve the community.
At a recent presentation of construction and refurbishment materials to the Community Radio donated by the Foundation, Mam Binta Trawaleh said her husband; a Brikama native based in Finland established the Foundation to contribute to socio economic empowerment of Gambian communities.
Mrs. Trawaleh said the Foundation’s projects are community centered and her husband decided to extend assistance to the radio station as a show of appreciation of their support and contribution towards the realization of his dreams.
She said they have already awarded construction contract to a contractor to start work at the radio station. “Our projects include Ramadan gift for needy Muslims which will start soon.”
The radio manager, Aja Kaddy Jatta, said individual and community contribution, support and participation in the development and sustainability of the radio has paramount importance to keep the radio alive and functioning.
Brikama North National Assembly Member, Alagie S. Darboe said the Community Radio has built the capacities of many young broadcasters since its creation as the first community radio in the country.
Programme Manager Bakary Manneh (Big Sam) said the community and local authorities have neglected the radio over the past years despite its contribution to socio-economic empowerment of the community and awareness creation.