By Eriku Maurice & Avako Beatrice

Aid agencies and government officials in Arua district have hailed Radio Pacis for spearheading information dissemination and access to the refugee response in West Nile.

While addressing CSO’s during the inception meeting organized by radio Pacis to rollout a new project’ information and education on humanitarian response to the refugees and host communities, Armitage Baskania, the settlement commandant of Rhino camp thanked the radio for offering the refugee hour and called partners to support Radio Pacis in refugee response.

The Director Radio Pacis Fr. Tonino Pasolini believes that Radio is a medium that can facilitate the formation of conscience and awareness among listeners where they can encounter the world.

Asiku Drama, Omugo Sub County chairman says through the new project, the radio will help address the numerous conflicts which have been bred in the camps due to information gap.

Ayoku Tonny, the PR and sales manager of Radio Pacis challenged the aid agencies to volunteer information to maximize the platform offered by the radio.

Gaetano Apamaku, the station manager radio Pacis called the Refugee Welfare Committee to step up community mobilization teams to enhance communication.

Meanwhile Juliet Donah, the ELNHA project coordinator at CEFORD appealed to humanitarian actors to desist from unhealthy competition and collaborate for resource mobilization.

Arua District Speaker Suleiman Onduma pledged for the improvement of service delivery in the refugee settlement.

While closing the inception meeting the resident district commissioner Arua Peter Debele called upon the Radio to coordinate with IPs to inform and educate refugees and host communities. He promised to be available for talk shows.

The 105 million project will run for 6-months till October this year with support from Oxfam Novib under the ELNHA project. End