State-of-the earth studio inaugurated at GRTS

Thursday, March 14, 2019

A newly built and decorated state-of-the earth studio at The Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS) funded by Muslim Television Ahmadiyya (MTA) international through Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at The Gambia have been inaugurated on Tuesday.

MTA International built and decorated the news studio; the biggest within the national broadcaster, as part of a partnership between the two broadcasters.

Information minister Ebrima Sillah thanked MTA International and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at for the project, describing it as a dream come true for the state broadcaster.

He assured the Jama’at of president Barrow and his government support and commitment to religious tolerance. “We are hopeful that the inauguration of the studio will bring better and quality programmes at GRTS that will help people in making informed choices.”

Baba F. Trawally, Amir of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at in The Gambia highlighted the numerous contributions they have made towards national development over the years, saying that they aim to continue the goodwill in helping build the reputation of the state broadcaster.

He said MTA will soon commence operations in The Gambia and assured Gambians of their continued support to the country’s socio-economic development.

Munir Uddin Shams, managing director of MTA International expressed their readiness to continue closely working with GRTS while emphasising the importance of introducing programmes that teach the true teachings of Islam.

Director General of GRTS Abdou Touray said the state broadcaster have made significant benefit within the short period of their partnership with MTA International, admitting that the national broadcaster is under continuous pressure to stay up to date.

Yankuba Dibba, chairman of the broadcaster’s board of directors said they would welcome anything that will complement government and GRTS efforts in the attainment of their social cooperate obligation to Gambians.

He stated that GRTS has a great responsibility as the public broadcaster in ensuring the Gambian population are not only informed but are given the opportunity to partner with key stakeholders. 

Author: Cherno Omar Bobb