Nakaseke Radio is located 65 kms North of Kampala, an hour and half drive from Wobulenzi the nearest trading center on the main Guru Highway Road.
The station's mission is to ensure that radio and information technologies are applied to stimulate and develop sustainable capacity for rural development, reduction of poverty and minimize over-dependency for a better livelihood of the rural poors. The project is built on a strong foundation of management with 16 members selected from the local councils of Nakaseke and Kasangombe sub-counties to represent the interest of the community members (farmers, women, youth, educationist, the civil society and the business community).
Nakaseke Radio went on air in 2002 under the initiative of the Uganda national commissioner for UNESCO. Nakaseke community radio broadcast on 102.9 FM and is located in central Uganda, about 5 km away from Kampala the capital city.
The station’s vision and mission is to “bridge the rural information gaps in agriculture, health, education and environment. This is a platform where we share and learn about best practices for a better sustainable life”.
The project Empowering Local Radio with ICTs conducted a research together with local radio stations to identify main issue if local public concern in the Nakaseke Radio’s coverage area:
- Malaria / HIV Aids / Typhoid
- Access to health services
- Farming and climate change adaptation
- Soil fertility
- Communal help for farmers
- Deforestation and soil erosion
- Swamp reclamation
- Plastic bag disposal