Soddo June 24/2012 An FM Radio 99.9 station established by the Fana Broadcast Corporation (FBC) at Wolita Sodo Town of South Ethiopia Peoples State at a cost of eight million birr goes on air.
Speaking at the inauguration on Saturday State Communication Affairs Office head Hussein Nuredin said government policy and strategy enables private and public media to play significant role in accessing information to the public.
He said the station would serve as forum for the realization of the renaissance of the nation for the public and executive at all levels.
The station would play remarkable role in the fight against rent seeking mentality in urban areas, he said.
The Ethiopian Broadcast Authority Director General, Desta Tesfaw on his part said government is pursuing expansion of mass media.
To this effect, community radios are expanding and results have been achieved, he said.
FBC Chief Executive Officer Woldu Yimesel on his part said the station is ninth one across the country.
He said the station would contribute in the effort to speed up development and to ensure good governance and democracy in the country.
Federal and regional governments officials were presented at the inauguration ceremony.