Nimba Community Radio Association (NICORA) has disclosed plan for the construction of a media house in the provincial capital of Sanniquellie.
According to the President of NICORA, S. Kennedy Domah, community radio provides a forum for dialogue between communities and government as well as an effective tool to educate and sensitize a population that is largely illiterate and responds powerfully to the spoken word.
The program will kick off on May 23, 2015 in Sanniquellie, Nimba County.
Speaking to our reporter in Ganta, Mr. Domah said the organization has launched a fundraising campaign to construct a 2,122.90 square feet-information and resource center that will include a conference hall, a research and resource hall, IT office, production room, cafeteria and offices respectively.
"The building will increase access to state-of-the-art production center for community radio journalists and other media practitioners.
It will also provide current and resource information to community radio journalists and the public at large,"
"In February 2015, citizens of Nimba during the county sitting through the delegates and the County Legislative Caucus allotted US$30,000 as initial contribution. We also received land from Sanniquellie City Corporation."
The ground breaking is expected to bring all stakeholders in the county together.