In Liberia, Kwatekeh Communication Network Inc., the Kwatekeh Community Radio Station owners, have revealed their state-of-the-art media house.
Created by a group of young people led by Papa Morris, a Bong County journalist, the community radio initiative was designed to expand the country’s media industry and give citizens a chance to formulate their own opinions on matters developing in Liberia.
Papa Morris, the Chief Executive Officer of the independent radio station, indicated that the newly developed media house is the third-largest media house in the country and outside of Monrovia.
According to Morris, the infrastructure has ten offices, a newsroom, a conference hall, and a broadcast studio.
Morris announced that the opening ceremony of the media house will be on 23 April 2022, at the Monrovia parking on the compound of the Federation of Road Transport Union of Liberia in Gbarnga, Bong State.
In addition, the opening ceremony will include cutting the ribbon, officially switching on the station and honouring specific individuals. “We will also have a fundraising rally to assist with furnishing the station and acquiring new broadcast equipment,” the CEO added.
According to Morris, the ceremony will host local, national and international leaders.
Less than three years ago, the Federation of Road Transport Union Bong Chapter office in the County began the construction of the facility at an estimated US$34,700.
According to Morris, it was important for the station to build a contemporary studio to avoid operating in a rented building.
Previously, the station operated from a rented building on Gbarnga Broad Street that cost US$1 250 every year.