First phase (2012-2014)

Radio Pangani has a strong editorial team led by a retired staff from the National Radio. The town of Pangani was an important center for the slave trade, shipping captives taken in the wars even after the abolition of the slave trade in 1873. Despite Pangani’s commercial success in the pre-independence period, and the tourism potential, the district is currently experiencing serious land management conflicts caused by migration, water problems, illiteracy, HIV/AIDS infections, under-age pregnancies and high dropout rates on school.

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 Radio Pangani’s coverage area:

Health

  1. Lack of health facilities
  2. Shortage of medicaments
  3. Diseases such as Malaria and HIV

Agriculture

  1. Lack of education and knowledge
  2. Lack of agricultural inputs
  3. Lack of markets

Education

  1. Lack of teachers
  2. Lack of learning facilities
  3. Un-conductive learning environment

Abdullah Mfuruki, Communication Manager of Pangani FM describes how radio station decided to change its development plan. What the strategic planning of Pangani FM should be based on and what is the role of digital technologies in that, listen below in an audio interview with Abdullah Mfuruki:

Resources and further information

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Contact info

P.O.Box 1, Pangani Tanga

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