Four GT tyres worth Two Thousand Ghana cedi’s (GH¢2000.00) were presented by Radford FM to the National Ambulance service through the Sissala East district assembly Chief executive who has said , the efforts towards advocating for the benefit of society using the media has been described as commendable and worth emulating, “you an entity we can work with” .
This comes on the heels of a story Radford FM wrote about the district’s ambulance van being grounded weeks ago which for a season was not put to use because of numerous challenges affecting it including worn- out tyres,culberators and others. A kinsman Baba Kasim, a director at the Ghana Highway authority heard of the news broadcast and decided to intervene and fulfilled this pledge when he bought the tyres to be given to the ambulance services through RadfordFM. In the course of the presentation, the Manager of Radford FM, Mr. Mohammed Balu Salia emphasized that “stories that would yield the change needed in society mostly appear critical and uncomfortable to power and are sometimes met with threats and uncomplimentary comments” but however difficult that might be, society ought to find a way to accept dissenting opinions as such news report preliminary may be difficult to accept but they can bring change to many if proper handled.
In as much as we inform and entertain the public, we have the duty to hold duty bearers to account to the population. He urged the citizenry to emulate engineer Baba Kasim as government alone cannot provide many of the things that we all want done, he said. The District Chief Executive Hon. Karim Nanyua was appreciative of the efforts of Radford FM, a medium he commended is worth collaborating with to bring needed development to society and extended warm felicitations to Baba Kasim for the gesture. “You have actually showed that you are an entity we can work with, you have demonstrated one of the essence of a media, for our brother, it’s a clear expression of patriotism and on behalf of the Sissala people we say thank you”. He therefore encouraged the ambulance service to effectively use the tyres for the intended purpose to influence more persons who would come to their aid at the time of need.
“When somebody gives you something, subsequent additions may depend on how you use what you have received, the DCE admonished the ambulance service. Mr.Yakubu Mohammed of the Ambulance Service in Tumu on behalf of the institution expressed gratitude to Engineer Baba Kasim and Radford FM for the gesture and has assured to put them to good use. “We are very very grateful to Radford FM and the one who gave us this donation, it’s not now that the ambulance broke down, and we put up measures to see how we will put things in place, but it was very hard to bring it back and if they heard it and have come to our aid, then we are very grateful”.