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Ugandan CBS FM Turns 20

Thursday 26 May 2016, by SIGNIS

Kampala, May, 26th, 2016 (AllAfrica).To celebrate its 20 years of broadcasting, the Ugandan radio CBS will have many activities. One of them will consist in sending 20 listeners to China for training in cottage industries management.

"It is an important milestone we are making in the broadcast industry. We are going to have different activities running for six months from June to December 31," said Michael Kawooya, the managing director.

Another activity will be the exhibition at Muteesa II stadium in Wankulukuku, from June 19 to 23. The exhibition dubbed Cbs@20 Pewosa trade fair is intended to showcase the radio’s impact on the community through initiatives such as the project to empower women through savings and loan associations (Pewosa), which started in 2009.

"Our target is to ensure that all Ugandans are able to afford the basic [needs] of life," said Kaddu Kiberu, CBS board member. "When we started [the Pewosa groups], we set out to expose [members] to the wider market and took them to the annual Uganda inter- national trade fair at Lugogo. At some point, we felt that they were not visible enough and that is when an idea of a separate trade fair for them came up."

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