Fire Gutters United Voice Radio

 Fire Gutters United Voice Radio

By Staff Writer
Fire has gutted the united voice radio station in Lusaka destroying equipment and property worth millions of Kwacha.

Among the offices affected by the fire are: on air transmission booth, recording studio and the control, where all the equipment has been reduced to ashes.

United Voice Radio Station Board Chairperson Lordwell Siame said the transmission has been indefinitely suspended.

Dr Siame said the fire started around 03:00hrs on Tuesday morning, the fire Brigade was alerted and arrived almost immediately.

He said the cause has not yet been established, however, an electrical fault is suspected to have been the cause of the fire.

Rev Siame said Management of the Station is collaborating with the Lusaka District Fire Department to establish the cause of the fire.

He said the station is appealing to various stakeholders to offer all necessary support to enable it back on air.

The united Voice Radio Station is owned by the United Church of Zambia Lusaka Presbytery. The station was officially launched in August 2015 by the first Republican President, Dr Kenneth Kaunda and its mission is to proclaim the gospel of Jesus to the community.

 

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