The National, Wednesday, May 4, 2011
BOUGAINVILLE community radio station New Dawn FM began broadcast last night of a new programme, “Know your government”.
Listeners in the region will learn more about the Autonomous Bougainville Government from the programme.
New Dawn FM owner and managing director Aloysius Laukai said the programme, which would air every Tuesday at 8.30pm, was a joint initiative of the office of ABG President John Momis and the New Dawn management.
“The new programme will complement programmes produced by the office of the president but will detail some of the activities of past government under the leadership of two former presidents, the late Joseph Kabui and second president James Tanis,” Laukai said.
He said listeners of the station would learn how past ABG governments and their administrations
The “Know your government” programme will be hosted by journalist Thomas Kathoa and broadcaster Aloycia Laukai.
Laukai said the new programme would complement the station’s broadcast of music entertainment shows, news and current affairs and its oldest running programme on women’s health issues known as “Bougainville meri tete”.
“Bougainville meri tete was initiated last year and is sponsored by Canadian-based Commonwealth of Learning.
“Representatives of our sponsor are with us this week to review this programme and conduct broadcast training,” he said.
New Dawn FM was established in April 2008 and broadcasts throughout North Bougainville on 95.3 FM.
It plans to expand to Central and South Bougainville soon.