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MASINDI: Balaam Barugahara commonly known as Promoter Balaam has opened up another radio station in his home district Masindi, the radio station named Radio7 airing on the frequency 100.7 with its studios in the heart of  Masindi town hit the air waves on 22nd December 2021.

According to Promoter Balaam, the station is hitting the areas of  WestNile part of the country, Parts of  Tooro, Buganda, Northern Uganda and also Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The station has joined other radio stations to compete for the competition in both government and oil opportunities in Bunyoro sub region.

The radio station has been established at the time when media practitioners in Bunyoro are yearning for job opportunities, and there is hope for the station to employ the indigenous journalists in the oil rich region thus reducing unemployment in the region.

Radio7 is the fourth radio station in Masindi district after Radio Kitara, BBS FM, and Kings FM. The station has joined other stations in the district to sauce for the clients both listeners and advertisers. The station is currently testing the air waves through playing music.

Speaking to UG Reports, Gerald Bagonza, a resident of Kihande Cell Central Division in Masindi Municipality said that the station has come at right time when the district needs to have many media houses to employ the people noting that Masindi hosts many people and this will reduce at rate of unemployment in the district.

According to Bagonza, the station will create competition among the current three radio stations in the district thus better service delivery. He has applauded Promoter Balaam for the initiative of starting up a radio station in his home district. Bagonza has therefore asked other people to embrace developing their home districts.

The builidng where Radio7 is broadcasting from. Courtesy Photo

Rosemary Kugonza, a resident of  Kinogozi Cell Karujubu Division says Promoter Balaam has taken the best decision of  starting up a radio station in Masindi noting that if all people would remember developing their home districts, Masindi would have developed since it’s one of the oldest towns in Uganda.

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