The General Manager for Radio For Development(RADFORD FM) Mr Mohammed Balu Salia at this year get together organize by the station for staff and volunteers call on stakeholders to help it pay off remaining the electricity bill which has reduced from Fifty four thousand to Twenty Seven Thousand now.
Last year, Volta River Authority/NEDCO on some instances came to the station to disconnect the station due to the high debt owed by RADFORD FM to the authority. The station management pleaded with the VRA to allow them to pay on installment basis which was agreed upon. Mr. Mohammed Balu Salia mentioned that, it has been able to pay over half of the amount owed to Volta River Authority. “As it stands now, we are owing VRA an amount of Twenty-seven thousands Ghana” and from the last December every month the current bill is paid to ensure the bill build is stopped.
The manager also added that through the support of the Deputy Upper West Regional Minister Hon. Amidu Chinnia, MP for Sissala East Hon.Ridwan Abass, Gbentie Soukouru Mahama, Moro Sanda Kodima and some philanthropist as well as the Sissala community they have been able to defray some of the debt.
He revealed that the Sissala East District Assembly under the leadership of the Hon. Johnson Juasuglo Soborh promised to give the station some amount of money to the station but they couldn’t fulfil the promise even though it had gone through the assembly for approval, He seize the opportunity to call on the Assembly to fulfill its promise made to the station.
Mr. Mohammed Balu Salia hinted that it is due to the electricity bill that the station couldn’t pay reasonably decent allowance and increase the capacity to it staff and that once that is solved there would be some appreciable increase in the incomes of the workers. He praised my Mr. Frempong and Margret of SILAP for initiating a solar project for the station. He showed appreciation to the partners of the station including the Sissala rural bank, cooperative credit Union and other shops including the staff for their continuous support.
BY: BAYI YAHAYA