Fire Destroys another Radio Station in the Upper East Region
4/23/2012 4:00:52 PM -
Bolgatanga, April 23, GNA- Nabina Radio, a community radio station in the Kasena-Nankana East District, was at the weekend razed by fire destroying all studio equipment.
The station's transmission goes beyond the district to some parts of the Northern Region and mostly promotes agricultural issues and various contemporary national matters.
This brings to two the number of radio stations that had been gutted by fire, the first one being Radio A One in Bolgatanga about three months ago.
Narrating the incident, the head of programmes at the station, Mr Alfred Kutagera, said the fire started at about 0945 hours on Saturday morning when the block experienced power fluctuation and efforts to put it out with fire extinguishers proved futile.
He said the Ghana National Fire Service was contacted but when the personnel arrived the fire had spread to other parts of the building.
The Upper East Regional Minister, Mr Mark Woyongo who visited the scene, expressed shock at the incident and appealed to management of the station to take inventory of the lost items so that the station could be assisted for transmission to resume.