To all our listeners on Bougainville and you our
readers from our blog.
By Aloysius Laukai Teamleader Bougainville's community Radio Network.
22 07 12
Covering the 2012 PNG General Elections.
The LPV election is good but the counting is so costly as it drags on and on from days to weeks.
New Dawn FM started covering the counting from day one and has continued for24/7 until the final winner for the Regional seat is declared.
Us as a community radio surviving from donation and sponsors have been really stretched over our limits.
Our broadcasts were using cellphones which made it more expensive as our paid phone lines to the counting centre were not connected by telikom, even lines for the electoral commission were not activated.
We would like to thank one sponsor that made it possible for us to move between the various counting centres by donating one drum fuel, SOUTH BOUGAINVILLE ENGINEERING, ALBERT KINANI.
Your contribution has made it possible for us to concentrate limited resources on other pressing matters like power, flex cards and off course food for our hardworking staff.
To you our viewers, your questions,comments and quiries has kept us going despite these difficulties and challenges we face everyday in trying to diseminate news and information to the entire world.
Sometimes we feel like throwing the towel and say enough..but we continue as without us getting information from Bougainville would be like normal from the PNG papers.
Thankyou you staff of New Dawn FM for their tireless dedication to this service.