Quthing community’s lively celebration of Press Freedom Day
On the 7th of May through rains and cold weather MISA Lesotho together with Quthing community commemorated World Press Freedom Day to mobilise the community to qualify for application for a community radio as per Communication Act 2012 (as amended).
Quthing community gathered in its multicultural and linguistic nature of Xhosa, Phuti, Ndebele and Basotho.
The occasion was entertained by one of most promising local artist born from the district, Stlofa and it was graced by the District Administrator Seiso Moshoeshoe, Member of the parliament for Moyeni constituency, Honourable Mahooana Khati, Chairperson of the District Council Machabe Machabe and chief Motsarapane Nkuebe.
Challenged buy Quthing Community Radio Station Steering Committee’s Chairperson Ms Anna Shale, the parliamentarian Hounarable Khati pledged M5000.00 in contribution to construction of the studios’ and in the same occasion he paid M500.00 upfront and by the end of the occasion a total of M980.00 was collected. The community needs M32000.00 for the whole project.
Details regarding contribution towards the establishment of the radio station can be accessed on https://www.facebook.com/Mose-ho-seaka-community-radio-station-933690900071761/?fref=ts
Quthing Commmunity Radio Station is established under Access To Information Through Community Radio Station Project by MISA Lesotho supported by Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA).
About MISA Lesotho
The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Lesotho was founded in 1996. Its work focuses on promoting, and advocating for, the unhindered enjoyment of freedom of expression, access to information and a free, independent, diverse and pluralistic media.