Fujairah Media Group (FMG), a UAE-based broadcasting organisation formed as a joint venture between the Fujairah Cultural Authority and Arab International Media Services, has announced the recent signing of a protocol with Central Equatoria State, South Sudan, in which FMG has undertaken to set up a number of television and radio stations in the state, in addition to cooperating in other key areas.
In a statement today, the company said the agreement aims to build a strong social, cultural and media infrastructure in the new state, following its separation from North Sudan. FMG was chosen as the partner in this effort given the group’s activities in South Sudan over the past few years. The protocol also covers the opening of a trade and services hub in Fujairah and three other agreements were signed between Fujairah Businesses and Central Equatoria State for a variety of industries during the same visit.
The agreement was signed by Mekki Abdulla, CEO, Fujairah Media Group and Francis Barson Lado; Southern Sudan’s Minister of Information and Culture, in the presence of Jacob Aligo Lo Lado, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, H.E Michelle Rebroto Kini Ligi, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, and Faraj Jumaa Zaid Ajuda, Manager of Broadcast and Transmission in the Southern Sudan Television and Radio Station.
Following the agreement, FMG has sent a delegation to Central Equatoria State to inspect the sites, study the conditions and determine the best method to be adopted to set up the required media stations and commence the training of the local staff.