Toro Development Network (ToroDev) has started a new partnership with Kyenjojo FM based in Kyenjojo District to strengthen accountability broadcasting for improved service delivery. The new partnership involves supporting increased leaders and citizen participation on Ekyererezi and Kihikire accountability live radio discussions on Kyenjojo FM. The new partnership started on 1st October, 2014.
Advertisements will also be run to encourage more women and youth to participate in the live radio discussions. EKYEREREZI live radio discussion is broadcasted every Wednesday from 10:00pm to 12:00am and theKIHIKIRE live radio discussion is broadcasted every day of the week fromMonday to Friday (5:00 am- 6:00 am).
In addition, through the live radio discussions and radio advertisements, ToroDev in partnership with Kyenjojo FM will encourage the formation of more citizen led groups (women and youth) to form advocacy forums at both sub county and district levels to enable effective monitoring of service delivery and participation in government planning and budgeting processes.
ToroDev will also continue to support capacity building to the Kyenjojo FM accountability program moderators in partnership with the regional journalist framework called the Rwenzori Journalist Forum (RJF) to improve accountability broadcasting at Kyenjojo FM.
Since Kyenjojo FM is located in Kyenjojo Town and broadcasting in the districts of Kyenjojo and Kyegegwa, leaders of the 7 citizens’ Advocacy Forums initiated with ToroDev support and operating in Kyenjojo and Kyegegwa districts will have an opportunity to engage with their leaders through the live radio discussions to improve accountability and service delivery.
Participation on the live radio discussions will be through appearing on the live radio discussions, making call-ins and texting among others.
In addition to supporting the live accountability radio discussions on Kyenjojo FM, ToroDev also supports accountability live radio discussions on Hits FM and Better FM located in Fort Portal, Voice of Bundibugyo located in Bundibugyo District.
The live radio discussions are supported by NED and SIDA.