Uganda: New Radio Station for Rwandans in Uganda


A new radio station that will broadcast exclusively in Kinyarwanda has been set up for the Rwandan community living in Uganda. Based in Kampala on the Naguru Hill, Citizen FM will broadcast in some parts of central Uganda (Kampala, Masaka, Sembabule, Mubende, and Rakai) and the western town of Mbarara. According to Frank Gashumba, the managing director of Citizen FM, the radio will be a voice for the Rwandan community living in Uganda with the aim of fostering unity among them.

"Almost all tribes in Uganda have a radio station to promote their interests. Rwandans living in Uganda don't have any radio station yet there are so many Rwandans living in Uganda. This radio station will give priority to issues affecting Rwandans and help them to keep in touch with one another," said Gashumba in an interview with The New Times.

The New Times (Kigali) 2 April 2008