Malawi Radio Transmitter Repair and Upgrade

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USA based for Malawi

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OBJECTIVES

The radio educate and entertain its listeners who are 230,000 people now.

The radio promotes Tumbuka language and positive cultural practices for the young generation to learn and sustain the same.

The radio promotes tourism since Rumphi has 3 main tourist attraction sites, Nyika National park, Vwaza and lake Malawi to the eastern side.

Radio helps in the promotion of good governance,  sanitation, health , youth development, HIV/Aids, Covid 19 pandemic and gender issues.

All in all the radio promotes access to information to the Rumphi community.

CHALLENGES

People of the district fail to listen to other radios  from other districts because of its  geographical location.

The radio is off air for one month now after its transmitter and antenna have developed electrical fault.

The radio has no backup system to prevent scenarios of electrical faults or damage to the system.

The community of Rumphi are cut off on access to information and they rely on hearsays  since the district does not even receive news print as another source of information.

NEEDS

The Radio is in need of:

200 watts transmitter which cost $3000

Antenna which cost $800

A power backup cost $1200

This totals to $5000

The communities will contribute payment to the installation fees of these equipments.

 

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