As part of efforts to transform television coverage in the country by introducing new social and development programmes, The Gambia Radio and Television Services yesterday launched a new weekly Sarahuleh Magazine on its television.
An initiative of Director General Momodou Sabally, the programme to be held every Tuesday is being jointly moderated by Sise Sawaneh, Fatoumatta Simaha and Abou Saho. The programme is called “Mefahamundeh”.
The launching was attended by prominent Sarahuleh leaders and youths in the community and the event was also entertained to several music breaks by prominent Sarahuleh artistes in the country including Soraman, Sillah Yigo, among others.
The Sarahuleh culture is one of the richest found in the sub-region and they are known for their diversity in cultural performance, social unity and strength.
With a colourful audience dressed in traditional outfits, one of the hosts of the show, Fatoumatta Simaha expressed her delight and appreciation to her fellow Serahules in embracing such an initiative.
She added that as well as providing a platform for entertainment and social interaction for the Sarahulehs, the programme would also serve as a source of income generation for the national broadcaster.
Speaking at the event, the Director General of GRTS, Momodou Sabally, expressed his delight to be associated with such an initiative and prayed that Allah the Almighty bless them for such a good move.
Buttressing on Simaha’s earlier statement of the programme acting as a source of income generation for the institution, Sabally noted that there are no better business partners for such a social programme than the Serahules. He used the Occassion to express gratitude to President Jammeh who established television in The Gambia at the advent of the July 22nd Revolution.
by Bai Ibrahim Cham