We are delighted to bring to your notice that KADETFU has finally achieved its long cherished ambition and established a community radio station, the first of its kind in Kagera Region. It is now ready on air waiting for the official launching after fulfilling all needed requirements by the Regulatory Authority.
As we said in our last publications, Radio is a very useful tool with great impact to the society. Radio disseminates information to all people, literate and illiterate alike, urban and rural population, surrounding and remote areas where it is difficult to be reached due to infrastructure limitations; many people get information at the same time and such service can easily be afforded by most families i.e. most of the families can afford to buy a small radio set.
THE PROFILE OF KADETFU AS AT 31st DECEMBER 2016
1.1 ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
Kagera Development and Credit Revolving Fund (KADETFU) is a national Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) based in Kagera region, Tanzania. It is located in Bukoba Town, in the North Western part of Tanzania. The organization was registered on July 30th, 1993 under the Trustees Incorporation Ordinance cap No. 375 of 1956, registration number ADG/TI/2058. To with the new NGO Act 2004, KADETFU obtained a Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1596 dated 13.3.2006.
1.2 LOCATION (PHYSICAL ADDRESS)
The Head office of KADETFU is situated in Bukoba Municipality along Kawawa Street, at Ujirani Mwema Building. It has a Field office in Muleba District which is located at Rubya Resource Center, near Rubya Hospital and another rocket office at Bunda Town in Bunda District, Mara Region.
We are glad to announce to the general public that the government of Tanzania has granted KADETFU a construction permit for the long awaited "Kagera Community Radio (KCR FM 93.3MHz)", which is being established at Bukoba Town, Kagera Region in Tanzania.
The idea of the establishment of this Radio Station aims at addressing a felt need in the Community, that is changing the behavior and attitude of the youth and young adults as well as to create awareness on basic societal burning issues such as gender, environmental protection, human and other socio-economic rights, HIV/AIDS, poverty reduction/eradication and the general welfare of the rural poor communities.
The project will therefore serve the purpose of providing a forum for Kagera Region communities. It will provide information, education, news and early warning to the communities within Kagera Region and contribute to promoting the National economy through education programs on economic undertakings as well as contributing to community development.
KADETFU is therefore appealing to local and International radios, the Donor community, Radio Networks, all Development Partners and well-wishers for collaboration, networking and working partnership to grow local audience, through broadcasting on the local people's own development and exchanging programs. KADETFU will be grateful to collaborate with other Global Development Practitioners to make KCR vision a reality.