Farm Radio International (FRI), a Canadian farmer-based non-profit organization which uses radio to help farmers in Africa on Monday September 11,2023 presented a brand new TVS Motorcycle to the management of Zaa Multimedia. The presentation was in recognition of the Zaa Radio partnership with FRI in educating farmers on best farming practices for over 10 years now.
The motor bike which has been registered with the Driver and License Authority (DVLA) is expected to help the station’s team working on the Nature Based Solution (NBS) project movement to the selected communities in Savelugu municipality, Tolon and Karaga districts in the northern region.
The program, Tigbani Nama Tirtagbu Saha is being aired live on Zaa Radio between 7-8pm every Saturday with a host, Alhaji Alhassan Seidu Kayaba and co-host Mohammed Ibrahim and an extension officer from one of the beneficiary districts.
Farm Radio also presented ten (10) multiband solar powered radio sets to the station for onward distribution to the community listenership groups formed some few months ago.
The radio sets embossed with a Uliza number will help farmers listen to live broadcast programs from Zaa without difficulty. The radio sets also have integrated solar, two supper LEDs, 4 gigabyte SD card player and four ways charging among others.
Farm Radio International Northern Sector Project Officer, Mr Peter B.Tanga described their partnership with Zaa as very important and helpful to farmers within the catchment area.
‘Farm radio international and Zaa multimedia has been working together for a very long time and we see this partnership as very important, hence the reason why most of our projects are implemented by Zaa’. The presentation, Mr Peter explained was part of their effort to facilitating the implementation of the project by the NBS team at Zaa to reach out more stakeholders within the five years period and beyond.
He pleaded with the management and the team to ensure that the bike is maintained regularly. ‘We hope that you will maintain it, you shouldn’t have that Ghanaian poor maintenance attitude’, Mr Peter stressed.Managing Director of Zaa Multimedia, Yahaya Mubarak thanked the farm radio international for their loyalty in partnering with Zaa and assured that the bike will be used for its intended purpose. Mr Mubarak said the company appreciated the good work of and urged them to continue with the partnership for mutual benefits.