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By Jok P Mayom
JUBA 16th March 2015[Gurtong]: Hon. Jacob Aligo Lo-Lado, the General Managing Director for EBC told Gurtong that the new Radio Station and T.V Corporation was a plan started way back by the state government.
“We call it Equator because of the imaginary line that cuts across the globe so we also want to cut across South Sudan. We want to cover the whole country” said Aligo.
“We don’t want to restrict ourselves to CES that is our ambition, because information is universal. We want to also be universal in the nearest future when it is expanded” he said. “We are going to cover major pillars; social, economic, political, entertainment, health, agriculture and culture issues including women and children issues” said Aligo.
The Managing Director said the frequency for the EBC Radio will operate at 89.4 F.M with capacity of 5 Kilowatts.
According to the Managing Director Aligo, the preparations are now underway for both the radio and television’s launch.
Hon. Aligo said the idea dates back to 2008 when it was first initiated but did not take off until 2011 when the process began.
Hon. Aligo said the EBC will be an independent radio station and TV station.
“The Governor needs it to run independent, not government control so that the administration of the corporation can do it works in the best way that is needed to be done” reveals Aligo.
Central Equatoria State Minister of Information and State Government Spokesman Suba Samuel Manase told Gurtong that the initiative was a plan by Central Equatoria State to improve coverage and accurate information to the citizens pertaining news.