Straight From The Heart Group Inc has announced the advent of a Community radio station in Liberia, which will focus on educating rural women ahead of the 2011 General and Presidential Elections.
According to SFTH Media and Outreach Director Macdonald Metzger, the station will broadcast to over half of the country’s estimated 3.5 million population, using stationed relayed transmitters across the country.
Mr. Metzger said several specialized programs will be created to highlight and reflect the views of rural women who over the years have not had the opportunity to speak out on civic issues.
“We will create several programs, such as “Dis Voting Business” which is a common Liberian way of speaking about elections. Programs such as Dis Voting Business gives rural women the platform to speak their minds on the 2011 Presidential polls”
SFTH seeks to create the platform where women will speak to women and help get the message of peace building and national reconciliation across to the entire country.
The station is expected to be launched before December of this year.