Ḽotsha FM radio station officially launched
Beitbridge’s community radio station, Ḽotsha FM which broadcasts predominantly in Tshi Venda language was launched on 18 February by the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting services, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa.
Speaking during the launch, the Minister commended the Beitbridge community for taking up the opportunity to be licenced to broadcast in their own language.
She said the Second Republic led by President Mnangagwa was rolling out a number of initiatives to ensure everyone was not left behind on national, economic and social development matters.
The Minister said it was important for Zimbabweans to access comment about their issues in their own language and hence the government had seen it fit to licence 14 language based radio stations.
She said they had also licenced nine campus radios at various institutions of higher learning.
The Minister said the radios would avail opportunities for the growth of talent, businesses, economies and civic participation from the grassroots level.
Minister Mutsvangwa said Lotsha FM which is found on the 90.1 frequency was the fifth community radio stations to be officially launched in the country after Avuxeni in Chiredzi, Ntepe Manama in Gwanda, Chimanimani FM in Chimanimani, Nyangani FM in Nyanga.