BY STAFF REPORTER
CHIMANIMANI FM goes live today, with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) saying that “the existence of community media is one of the signs of the growth of media”.
The radio station is part of the Zimbabwe Idai Recovery Project (ZIRP) funded by the World Bank and coordinated by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).
“Unesco’s participation in this community radio shows its dedication to the growth of pluralistic media, which is a term commonly used to refer to free, independent media organizations and a wide range of media organizations that reflect diverse groups in society. “, said Unesco. partly bed.
“The Honorable Monica Mutsvangwa, Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, and Prof. Lidia Arthur Brito, Regional Director and Representative of the Unesco Regional Office for Southern Africa (Unesco ROSA) will launch jointly Chimanimani FM.”
The radio station will be launched at Chimanimani FM premises with a public event at the Village Green.
“Unesco ROSA is supporting the establishment of community radio stations as reliable sources of early warning communication against floods and droughts in Chimanimani, Nyanga and Chipinge in Manicaland Province, in partnership and collaboration with the Ministry of Information, Advertising and Broadcasting Services,” said Unesco. .
“Unesco will donate 100 solar powered radios to some local schools in Chimanimani for radio lessons as well as schools in Chipinge, Nyanga and Chiredzi. Unesco will undertake to train local radio operators in Chimanimani, Chipinge, Nyanga and Chiredzi on how to mobilize their communities against gender-based violence and end early childhood
Cycline Idai has been declared a state of disaster by President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
The storm affected more than 270,000 people, leaving 341 dead and many more missing.
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