By Goth Mohamed Goth
Somaliland Minister of Information, Culture and National Guidance Hon Abdullah Mohamed Dahir “Cukuse” this week opened a new Ministry of Information, Culture and National Guidance headquarters Radio and a new SLNTV media center in Borame , Awdal region.
The Minister of Minister of Information, Culture and National Guidance Hon Abdullah Mohamed Dahir “Cukuse” speaking during the opening ceremony of the new information ministry headquarters said, “The new media center will provide a podium whereby Government employed journalists and those independent journalists will be able to work.
“As you’re aware of SLNTV already provides a diverse programs to both local and international audience with SLNTV incorporated the Arabic language into our service which currently has Somali and English language programs and now the new section, will broadcast regular news bulletins and programs in Arabic”, he said.
Mr. Khadar Ali Gaas, the Managing director of Somaliland National Television speaking during the function said, “The Ministry of Information, Culture and National Guidance has in the past few years opened regional broadcasting centers in all regions of the country the first been in Burao and now in Borame and with this studio we hope to reach our audience in all of Awdal region, we expect its programs will more entertaining and sufficiently independent to attract a wide audience both locally and internationally.
“The new SLNTV media center will enable us to attain a cutting edge advantage over its rivals, allowing us to broadcast simultaneously in several languages and enhance our presence on additional platforms which will hosts group of political, cultural and media personalities “,Mr. Gaas said.
The Governor of Awdal region Hon Mahmoud Ali Saleban speaking during the occasion said, “I would like to laud the Minister of Information and ministerial staff for the hard work, this new media center will provide a podium in which the people of Awdal shall be able to express their views in national capacity.