Wednesday, August 09, 2006

New broadcasting center for RTG Guinéenne

The government of Guinea has announced that the new broadcasting center of Radiodiffusion Télévision Guinéenne (RTG) in Koloma will be inaugurated on 2 October. The building, donated by China, was completed more than two years ago, but logistical and financial problems prevented RTG from moving into it. Problems included getting the programmes from the studios to the transmitters, providing sufficient electrical power, and giving staff the necessary training to operate the new equipment. Two RTG engineers have already flown to China for training, and funding will be provided to have Chinese personnel present in Koloma for one year.

It has been decided that not everyone in RTG will move to the new site. Radio Guinée Internationale (RGI) will remain at the old site in Boulbinet, but will be provided with better facilities and more resources to do its job properly. Also staying put is Radio Kaloum Stéréo - so Radio Nationale will be the only radio network moving to Koloma. The station should start operating from there by 15 August, and the TV service will be up and running before the inauguration on 2 October.

(Source: Guinéenews/R Netherlands Media Network Weblog)