The Board Chairman, Dr. Julius Spencer of Radio Democracy 98.1 has in press Statement released today announced significant organizational changes aimed at revitalizing the station and reinforcing its commitment to promoting democracy, good governance, and human rights in Sierra Leone.
Firstly, the station bid farewell to its long-serving Station Manager, Mrs. Asmaa James, who resigned a month ago to pursue new opportunities. The Board expressed gratitude for her dedicated service and plans to honor her with a befitting farewell upon her return from abroad.
To navigate the dynamic challenges in the media sector and ensure the continued effectiveness of Radio Democracy, the Board has appointed Mr. Kakpindi Jamiru as the interim Station Manager. Mr. Jamiru is a seasoned consultant with a wealth of broadcasting experience, having previously worked with prestigious organizations such as Search for Common Ground and BBC Media Action. He officially assumed his role on August 1st under a six-month contract.
The Board emphasizes transparency and inclusivity by announcing that the Station Manager position will be advertised within the six-month interim period. A substantive Station Manager will be appointed through a transparent process to lead Radio Democracy into the future effectively.
In addition to Mrs. Asmaa James, the Deputy Station Manager, Ms. Mabel Kabba, and the Producer, Ms. Kadija Bangura, have also resigned from their positions to explore new opportunities outside the station.
Despite these changes, the Board assures the public that Radio Democracy remains steadfast in its mission and is not in crisis. On the contrary, the station is undergoing a thorough review and reorganization to further strengthen its advocacy efforts for democracy, good governance, and human rights.
The Board reaffirms Radio Democracy’s commitment to providing a platform for all voices and fostering open discussions on national concerns. The station will continue to serve as a vital medium for engaging the public in constructive dialogue on issues that matter to the nation.