Adil orders faster upgrade of EBC transmission

Adil orders faster upgrade of EBC transmission
A digitized newsroom [Photo: courtesy]

The Governor of Central Equatoria State, Emmanuel Adil Anthony, directed the newly appointed managers of Equator Broadcasting Cooperation (EBC) to expedite digitisation.

Adil appointed the former Chairperson of the Union of Journalists of South Sudan, Oliver Modi Philip, as the Managing Director of Equator Broadcasting Cooperation (EBC). Philip will be deputised by James Waden Jada Laku, a former senior staff member at SSBC.

During the swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday Adil urged the officials to speed up the digitisation of the state broadcaster to meet the target of informing the masses.

“Rejuvenate the facility (EBC) to uphold its mission and vision by effecting professionalism in all departments to regain its lively glory as the state’s run broadcaster,” Adil directed. 

He called on the new EBC managers to expedite the process of shifting from analogue to current digital transmission.

He urged the officials to prioritise the protection of vulnerable people like children, property and privacy.

He emphasised the need to work together to implement the state’s strategic direction on peace, the revival of the economy and service delivery.

According to the governor, it would be prudent to use the media to create awareness of keeping Juba clean.

Philip pledged commitment to effectively advance the digital transmission at the radio station.

He promised to explore ways to strengthen the state broadcaster to reach the next stage by developing a three-year strategic plan.