The CCAP Synod of Blantyre says it expects the yet to be established radio station to hit airwaves by the end of this month, General Secretary, Alex Maulana has disclosed.
Maulana said they were working around the clock to have it ready on trial basis by that time.
The Synod, mid last year, introduced a special pledge form which every member was supposed to contribute a minimum of K250 and was expected to raise about K60million.
Synod’s Treasurer, Henry Ndeule said they have realized a total K20 million since July last year and they were short of K19 million for the radio project alone.
“So far members have contributed K20.5 million, of which K4.5 million has been used to purchase of furniture and renovate the building which will house the studio.
“At present, the studio is ready and you are welcome to appreciate it,” said Ndeule, adding that though they do not have enough money, they had agreed on certain terms with the equipment supplier. He did not however, elaborate on the terms.
The Synod’s treasurer expressed optimism that the balance would be realized in time for the success of the project.
“The Synod, through its members, will manage it and the radio will be on air all things being equal. MACRA (Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority) has already visited the Radio premises and has shown satisfaction with the work being done so far,” said Ndeule.
The coming in of the radio station will add up to the already existing four Christian radio stations in the city of Blantyre namely CFC, LWC. Transworld and SDA radio stations.
Its sister Synods, Nkhoma and Livingstonia were also awarded broadcasting licenses by MACRA with the latter currently operating trial broadcast.