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Katanga (Radio Station)

Volume 655: debated on Monday 12 March 1962

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asked the Lord Privy Seal why the United Nations opened a radio station in Katanga; what is the cost; who prepares, approves and makes the broadcasts, in what languages, and for what purposes; and whether the enterprise has the support of the Katanga Government.

The purpose of this station is to provide news and music programmes for the local population. The cost is primarily the salary of the three technicians who, assisted by local announcers, run the station. Broadcasts are in French and Swahili. The Katanga Provincial Government is not associated in running the service, but the station broadcasts official Katanga announcements when asked to do so.