An FM Radio 99.9 station established by the Fana Broadcast Corporation (FBC) at Wolayta Sodo town of SNNP State at a cost of 8 million birr is now on air.
Speaking at the inauguration Saturday, State Communication Affairs office head Hussein Nuredin said government policy and strategy enables private and public media to play a significant role in providing information to the public. The station will play a remarkable role in the fight against rent-seeking mentality in urban areas, he said.
The Ethiopian Broadcast Authority Director General, Desta Tesfaw on his part said the government is pursuing expansion of mass media.
FBC Chief Executive Officer Woldu Yimesel said the station is the 9th across the country. He said the station will contribute in the effort to speed up development and to ensure good governance and democracy in the country.
(The Ethiopian Herald)