The Board Chairman of National Sports Authority (NSA), Hon Kwadwo Baah Agyemang says his decision to set up Adanse3 98.9 fm, a radio station in Asante Akyem North is to provide a platform for the people to get education, information as well as entertainment.
Speaking to the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper Thursday morning, Hon Agyemang said the people of Agogo and the entire Asante Akyem North apart from needing timely information also needed to be heard out there about their activities and challenges.
Adanse3 fm, he therefore noted would provide the chiefs and entire people a voice in governance, sports, education, agriculture as well as health care.
The NSA Board chair also disclosed plans to collaborate with private and government institutions in the Asante Akyem enclave to promote issues of development and education.
‘’The main purpose of setting up Adanse3 fm is to give the people a voice as well as serve them the best of what radio is about including the securing of investments and job opportunities for the people’’, the NSA board chair intimated.
Even before the radio station starts official programming, Hon Agyemang noted that 30 people have been employed to carry out various activities from reception, janitorial, presentation as well as client services.
The NSA Board Chair said his desire is to use the radio station as vehicle to draw businesses to the communities within Asante Akyem North and thereby increase opportunities for employment for the youth.
Hon Agyemang, a former Member of Parliament (MP) for the area and media practitioner with a degree in Marketing says he has his eyes on using the radio station to get investments in the famous Agogo community.
The youth of Asante Akyem North, Hon Agyemang said are industrious by nature and noted that job opportunities would serve the people well.
‘’My people are highly industrious and my hope is that through Adanse3 fm large scale investments would be carried out here so that the youth and the aged can get jobs to do and make Asante Akyem North great again’’, Hon Baah Agyemang stated.
The NSA Board Chair expressed satisfaction at the enthusiasm the setting up of the station is enjoying, noting that in just a week after test transmitting the response from the businesses across the country as well as those in Agogo has been overwhelming.
He indicated that programs that would be carried on air would be highly professional, adding content would be jealously scrutinized before airing so as to ensure wholesomeness.
With the establishment of business book software at the station, all businesses, advertisements and the rest would be rigorously assessed before approval is given for airing of same.
As a way to identify with the passions of the people, the Ghana Pentecostal Council, the Seventh Day Adventists as well as the Islamic Groups have been given 30 minutes air time in turns so that they can educate followers and congregations about their activities.