Oct 30, 2012, 10:54 AM
More telecasters and technicians should he recruited to ensure greater efficiency. The hours of the news should be revisited and scheduled for instead of 9p.m.and repeated at . Such a time change would enable certain viewers to watch the news and retire early. It would be good to also recruit some eminent telecasters as part timers including personalities in the likes of Jainaba Nyang, Fatou Camara and Joy Coker.
With regard to entertainment programming, some of the popular programmes come rather too late. Presently the timing of the broadcast of Goudi Samedi is very late. This means many people are too tired, after a hard day's work, to stay up and enjoy
it, as expected by the programmers. Showing this programme at an earlier hour like , would make it possible for wider viewing as well as greater enjoyment and appreciation.
The political opposition factions should be covered in their activities along with the government party. Government must not have a monopoly of T.V. airtime. People should be interviewed or be able to send in letters for the progress of
The weekly Muslim programme, which has now stopped, Islam ak Jamano by Alhaji Ousman Jah, should be reinstated. Sporting activities, especially football and wrestling, should be well covered, being two of the most entertaining and popular sports. For the marketing department of
"More educative, entertaining programmes should be created.
Incentive for the staff is essential.
By now they should be able to cover events live, but this is not the case. Presently they record events and transmit after. We need to bring ourselves up to the level whereby we can watch live events on
As we are on the verge of a great leap forward onto the international telecommunications stage with the new Satellite disc, we must ensure that we broadcast a positive and all-inclusive message to the wider world. Let us present a professional, balanced and all encompassing view of our great nation.
It would be good also for government to encourage private television stations to operate in The Gambia as is the case in other African states.