Mug’ambo Jwetu Radio in Tigania, Meru County, situated in the Eastern part of Kenya, was founded by the Mugambo Jetu group and is managed through a committee representing the community in Tagania. The station was formed with the support of the Finnish Embassy and Unesco and went on air in December 2008, broadcasting 5 hours per day. The broadcasting language is mostly Kimeru. Programmes address issues related to education, employment creation, gender equality, HIV/AIDS prevention and cultural preservation. The radio station currently covers a population of 400 000.
The station's mission is:
To provide efficient and effective information to the community to enable citizens make informed choices in every aspect of life and actively participate in their own development agenda.
The project Empowering Local Radios with ICTs conducted a research together with local radio stations to identify main issues of local public concern in the Mug’ambo Jwetu Radio’s coverage area:
- Livestock farming
- Choice of seeds
- Cash crop farming
- Voter’s rights and responsibilities
- Human rights
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