Dikgosi call for community radio

Some of the members of Ntlo ya Dikgosi after yesterday's debates
Some of the members of Ntlo ya Dikgosi after yesterday's debates

Ntlo ya Dikgosi has unanimously endorsed the motion calling for the establishment of community radio stations to mitigate communication breakdown between Dikgosi and their communities.

Dikgosi agreed with the mover of the motion, Kgosi Maruje Masunga of Masunga that with low Kgotla turnouts due to work commitment, this media could help revive the communication process that used to flow in rural communities. Moreover, the fact that the Kgotla is seasonal has resulted in critical issues failing to be disbursed to communities. To remedy the situation, Dikgosi believe community radio stations could be utilised to disseminate information. 

Reiterating the call made by many non-governmental organisations including the Media Institute of Southern Africa, Kgosi Masunga argued before the second meeting of the third seating of the Ntlo Ya Dikgosi, that government had to set up community radio stations for all citizens to adequately dialogue to partake in the democratic process. 

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