Dec 2, 2011, 2:27 PM
The Secretary of State for Communications, Information and information Technology, Honourable Fatim Badjie-Janneh, officially opened Paradise FM in Kololi village recently.
Speaking at the official opening,
She pointed out that he and his team are renowned for professional video and audio coverage production, graphics, adverts and so forth.
"The Department of State for Communications, Information and Information Technology on behalf of government she congratulates Mediamatic for utilising key ICT tools for deliberation," she said. She added that the power to be heard and seen is an interesting and that the government has confidence that we will soon see new private television becoming available.
She said the fast paced information age has created growth opportunities, and has played a significant role in enhancing the social and economic development of the nation. "We therefore hope that Paradise FM will continue to raise the voice of The Gambia and reach out to provincial areas as planned. Even though there is an ICT bill on the pipeline that will address guidelines for the broadcast of peaceful, educational and informative programs for the benefit of listeners," she said.
Also speaking at opening, the
Ambassador Wells added that information is something very vital if you are to make the information available make sure the information you are sending is accurate and of benefit to listeners.
Ambassador Wells congratulated Harona Drammeh for his hard working and a job well done, noting that Mr. Drammeh is a patriotic citizen who loves his country.
The proprietor of Paradise FM, Mr. Harona Drammeh, asserted that he started the media in 15 years ago. He went to
He pointed out that there is nothing impossible as far as life is concerned saying, "every thing is based on determination and interest."
Mr. Ousman Jarju, director of Mediamatic, gave the vote of thanks and expressed similar sentiments.
Others at the occasion included Peter Gomez, proprietor of West Coast Radio, who gave a welcome message.
The opening ceremony was well attended by many top-government official included the scout band as well as the community of Kololi who expressed their delight about the opening of Paradise FM.