After almost two years of preparations, the Rwandan Parliament yesterday launched its radio station, Radio Inteko, on FM 101.5. The radio station was officially launched amid celebrations from a cheerful audience comprising of senior government officials and a blend of local musicians.
During the event, the Minister in charge of Cabinet Affairs, Protais Musoni, noted that the general public will be directly connected to parliament. “This development is timely because for the public; parliament is just a call away. There is direct access, people will no longer have to wait for updates on government businesses,” Musoni who is also in charge of media, said amid applause. “This is in line with government’s desire of creating awareness by disseminating vital information regarding various policies” said Musoni.
In a similar context, Senate President Dr Jean Damascene Ntawukuriryayo, observed that the radio will be of great importance. “It’s an important opportunity for us to involve those who elected us in the development of the country because this radio is an important tool in communication.” He stated that that it would promote participation of the local population in good governance and enhancement of democracy.
The radio was established with the support of United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and UK Department for International Development (DfID).
(Source: New Times)