OCTOBER 30, 2014 By Victoria Saffa
In a bid to improve broadcasting in Sierra Leone, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Media Action has donated radio equipment to Culture Radio as part of their mandate to improve standards in radio broadcasting in the country.
The equipment included laptop and desktop computers, digital recorders, external hard drives, studio headphones, studio microphones, flash drives, and rechargeable batteries.
The donation ceremony, which was held at the radio station, was attended by the London-based Executive Director of BBC Media Action, Caroline Nursey, who is on a visit to Sierra Leone.
Also, Country Director of BBC Media Action, George Ferguson; Program Manager, Musa Sangarie; Culture Radio’s Station Manager, Aminata Massaquoi; and Project Coordinator, Theophilus Gbenda and staff were present at the presentation.
Welcoming the BBC Media Action team, Mr. Gbenda said he was delighted about the radio equipment and the partnership between the two media groups, which has solidified in the past years.
He said Culture Radio has given voice to the voiceless as thousands of Sierra Leoneans have used the radio station to complain about issues affecting them.
Musa Sangarie, in his remarks, noted that the radio station was keen in building a strong relationship with the BBC Media Action, and that it was the second time they are boosting the station with pieces of equipment.
He added that the station has been instrumental in informing its audience about the fight against corruption and other forms of malpractices in the country.
According to Caroline Nursey, she was pleased to hear that Kevin Lamdo is a good mentor at the station, helping staff to hone their skills. She appreciated the good works of the station in transforming lives through the media.
Before handing over the donated items, George Ferguson stated that one of their objectives is to transform lives around the world through media, and that the BBC was proud of the work Culture Radio has been doing over the years.