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Gunjur Inaugurates FM Station

May 19, 2009, 7:29 AM | Article By: Lamin Darboe & Alieu Jabang

The deputy permanent secretary at the Department of State for Communication, Information and Technology, Yankuba Touray, on Friday 15th May 2009 presided over the official inauguration of Gunjur Community Radio called Jannehkoto FM 101.1 KHZ.

In his inaugural speech Mr. Touray said that radio stations play a significant role in the development of the country. He urged the management of the station to produce programmes that would educate and inform its listeners and should not present programmes that would not create conflicts among people.

He revealed that by 2015 they will introduce a new system called Digital System which is used by all radio stations and Television in the country and other West African countries.

He stressed that Seedy Ali Janneh (proprietor of Jannehkoto FM) has met the necessary requirement, and that was why his department gave him the frequency to operate.

Speaking on behalf of the Alkalo of Gunjur, Alhaji Sheikh Sebani Cham commended Seedy Ali Janneh for the laudable initiative.

He urged other Gunjurians to emulate Seedy Ali.

Speaking earlier Seedy Ali Janneh commended The Gambia government for giving him the opportunity to establish his radio station. He also applauded Brikama community radio station for their efforts towards the success of the radio station.

He stated that his first target was to send young people to Sweden for further education but that project was unable to materialise and then he turned his attention on to establish the radio station.

He further stated that the radio Station will in future link with radio stations in Spain, Germany, Norway and Sweden. This, he noted, will boost tourism in the country as they will broadcast some programmes from these countries.

For his part, Modou Touray, Manager of the station hailed all those who have contributed towards the success of the radio station and urged them to keep up the momentum.

He reaffirmed his resolve to make the station the best radio station in the country.

Other speakers include Ambassador Sally Banorah of Brikama, who called on the general pubic particularly the businessmen, to patronise the station so that they can realise their dreams and aspirations.