BBC launches FM broadcast in Yaounde

Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) would on Tuesday officially launch a relay antenna enabling FM broadcasting in Yaounde, following an agreement signed in October 2000 with Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV).
The agreement also provides for the installation of two other antennas in Bamenda (North-West Province) and Douala (Littoral Province) for round-the-clock broadcasts in French and English.
Ahead of Tuesday's launch, a BBC delegation led by World Service deputy Director General Nigel Chapman, was received Monday in audience by Communication minister Jacques Fame Ndongo, who assured the British of the openness and availability of the Cameroonian government.
Fame Ndongo said he was delighted at the initiative, saying it fits in with the new communication policy advocated by President Paul Biya, and which seeks a diversification of the country's information landscape with a view to consolidating its democracy.

17 september 2001 23:17:00

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