Japan Allocates US $6.4 Million For Upgrading SSTV

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The National Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and JICA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in a bid to cement the commitment of the two partners for the success of the project.

JICA’s Chief Representative Atsushi Hanatani told the press up on signing the MOU that; “the objective of the project is to support the building of SSTV and Radio.”

The project that will last four years will include provision of equipments for programming, production and training of the staffs on how to maintain the equipments among other provisions.

Dr Barnaba Marial underscored the efforts of Japan in contributing to infrastructural development in South Sudan.

He thanked JICA for the tremendous efforts towards the building of the new nation over the last seven years.

SSTV and Radio Juba received public criticism over what listeners call “poor programming” and lacking capacity.

Marial admitted to the press the institutions need more support to uplift it to higher standards like other public broadcasters in the developed nations.

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