Basil commits to review radio stations

The Minister for Communications, Information Technology and Energy, Sam Basil has committed to review the National Broadcasting Commission and provincial radio stations across the country.

He said he intended to re-introduce shortwave and medium wave frequencies to improve radio access in remote rural areas as in the early 1980s.

Basil, who took over from Talasea MP, Francis Maneke, said a review of NBC funding, revenue generation and financial management, to see that cash flow and its implications on wages, will be done in the near future.

He further reiterated that he will be looking at responsible, affordable and accessible communications in radio, television and internet including concerted efforts to address cybercrime.

Basil added that a sustainable energy policy and regulatory framework to power up industries, urban areas and more importantly rural areas are also among his priorities.




Freddy Mou