Govt to set up all-faith TV station this year
January 20, 2004
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Government is moving to establish an all-faith television station this year, President Bharrat Jagdeo announced on Sunday.
"Government would not only provide the spectrum and the licence at no cost, but the Government of Guyana will set aside some money for the establishment of the television station," the President said.
The Head of State made this disclosure on Sunday at an inter-religious celebration of peace, love and goodwill at the Botanical Gardens, according to a release from the Government Information Agency (GINA).
The celebration took the form of a Family Fun Day during the early hours with families from various communities countrywide. Among the participants were persons from the Christian, Hindu, Muslim and Baha'i religions.
President Jagdeo who was scheduled to address the formal aspect of the event that afternoon was unable to do so, GINA stated. Instead he attended earlier and interacted with those in attendance.
The President also held discussions with the members of the Inter-Religious Organization of Guyana (IROG), which sponsored the event.
Jagdeo congratulated the IROG for the "tremendous efforts poured into making the event materialize," and noted that in a multi-religious society such as Guyana's, its work is invaluable. The all-faith television station will be managed by the IROG and the President expressed confidence that the organization will make a difference.