SABOBA, NORTHERN GHANA – When a Christian radio station in northern Ghana was completely destroyed in a fire, the entire community in the Saboba area was devastated as this broadcasting ministry had become their lifeline. But when people around the world heard this devastating news, they helped Radio Gaaki rebuild their studios and this summer they are back on the air.
A Christian radio station in northern Ghana is literally rising from the ashes. In April last year, Radio Gaaki was set on fire. Everything was destroyed by fire. But thanks to the support of people around the world, they were able to rebuild the station.
And this is when Radio Gaaki was officially reopened this summer:
These local church and community leaders shared their thoughts on the impact this radio ministry will now have on the airwaves:
Philippe Jidoh – Chief Pastor, Fellowship of Christian Churches, Saboba:
Today is a happy day for us to be here to rededicate Radio Gaaki. And I know that when everyone hears about it, they will be very happy.
Jonas Manyei – President of the Local Council of Churches:
We use the station to spread the Gospel in the community and beyond the Saboba communities in our local language.
Jeremiah Bayeh – District Enumerator:
You know that Saboba is a dominant farming community. So most farmers will be so happy to hear some of our shows again.
Mark Ad Danson – Theovision Radio Network:
What you see here today was not the case. It was ashes. Coming all the way from ACCRA to Saboba since last year has not been easy. And by the grace of God, we saw the joy of the people. The radio station is here to stay and Gaaki will continue to be a blessing to Saboba.
Radio Gaaki is part of the Theovision Radio network. Philip Asare is their executive vice president.
Praise be to God, we are standing here at Radio Gaaki in the Northern Region to see what the Lord has done. It’s thanks to partners like you who made this possible and saw Radio Gaaki back on the airwaves.
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