Community Radio Improves Lives in Kapoeta

May 17, 2017

The people of Kapoeta area lacked a credible source of news and information until USAID-supported Singaita FM community radio went on air in May 2016. 

It now reaches a local population of 93,000 people. 

“This is the only radio station in Kapoeta. Many people listen, maybe 90 percent of the population. The programs are entertaining and they educate our community,” said Lele Margate, a Singaita FM listener.  

“Singaita FM makes us aware of what is happening in our community and the journalists are reporting from different places across the state,” said another regular listener, Adam Mulamu. 

Singaita FM is one of seven stations in The Radio Community network of local radio stations supported by USAID through Internews.  

“Singaita FM has an important role to play. The radio station’s programs allow us to have a channel of communication with local communities. We can work with the radio station to increase awareness about the work we do as an organization—for example, it was important for us to be able to explain how we reach people in need throughout the community to distribute relief food supplies,” said David Muchai, an aid worker based in Kapoeta.