Bahai News - Radio project to reach more than 1 million in Ghana's Volta region
Radio project to reach more than 1 million in Ghana's Volta
ACCRA, Ghana, 8 September 2000 (BWNS) -- A radio project to introduce people
in Ghana's Volta region to the history and teachings of the Baha'i Faith
is expected to reach an audience of more than 1 million over the course of
The project, which began last year in the Greater Accra region and then
moved to the Central region, has now moved to the Volta region with
programs airing on the Volta Star FM station since late July.
"This phase of the project, like the second one held in the Central
region, features 12 topics on the history, teachings and principles of
the Faith," said Mr. Micah Yeahwon, coordinator of the project.
"The scripts have been translated into one of the local languages, Ewe,
and are being presented by a member of the National Teaching Committee
who resides in the region," he said. As part of the program, a phone-in
talk show will be aired in late September.
The organizers of the project have seen positive reactions to the
broadcasts in Hohoe, one of the larger cities in the region, and
"In Hohoe recently, many people who listened to our programs were seen
stopping the Baha'i van to inquire more about what they had heard on the
radio," Mr. Yeahwon said. "A resident of Hohoe who heard the program
followed up to inquire about the Faith and has since declared his belief
in Baha'u'llah. Some residents of a village called Lolobe, about 12
kilometers from Hohoe, have requested the friends of Hohoe to take the
Faith to their village."
A Baha'i residing in Alavanyo, another town 16 kilometers away from
Hohoe, wrote to request assistance in answering all the questions he had
received from inquirers.
The radio programs can also be heard in parts of the Eastern, Brong Ahafo,
Ashanti and Greater Accra regions. "Our information is that we have an
audience in neighboring Togo, mainly on the border towns of Aflao and
Lome," Mr. Yeahwon said. "It is our hope that by the end of the three-month
period, the name of Baha'u'llah or the Baha'i Faith will have been heard
by over one million people with some declarations of faith."
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