Sao Tome government prepares to grant new radio licenses

3 February 2006

Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe, 03 Feb – The government of Sao Tome plans to grant new private radio station licenses, the country’s Secretary of State for Public Administration and Media, Célia Pereira said.

“We are currently finalizing the tender, we already have enough candidates to open up the proposals and by the beginning of March we should have more private radio stations in the country,” Pereira was quoted as saying by the local press.

Currently Sao Tome has only one private radio, called Jubilar, as well as a public radio station.

According to Pereira, opening up the market to more private operators would make its necessary to modernize the national radio, which would require its conversion into a state-owned company. (macauhub)