MOZAMBIQUE’S COMMUNITY RADIO STATIONS HAVE 18 MILLION AUDIENCE

MAPUTO, At least 18 million people listen to community radio stations in Mozambique, with the largest numbers of listeners concentrated in the two most populous provinces of Nampula and Zambezia.

This is one of the conclusions of a study of community radio undertaken by the Community Information and Communication Support Centre (CAICC) under a project based at the Eduardo Mondlane University Computer Centre for the promotion of information and communication technologies for the development of the districts.

The co-ordinator of the study, Lazaro Bamo, was quoted by local media as saying that the study mapped the location of all existing community radios and plotted the radius of the areas they could cover.

The study concluded that the radio stations reach 5.6 million people in the northern provinces, 5.9 million in the centre of the country, and 4.4 million in the south. In numerical terms, Nampula leads the way, with 18 community radio stations broadcasting in the province.

The main objective of the study was to ascertain to what extent the community radio is useful to the country, and how they can be used to promote community development.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK