The day before the launch of solar radio, local villagers could be seen, radio glued to their ears, trying to catch the frequency that our engineers were fine-tuning. People were so eager to get the signal, and when they caught it, they would shout to each other " I got it! I got it!"
Like many other parts of the Congo Forest Basin, the Oshwe region is very remote, and under threat from unscrupulous international logging companies abetted by governments.
"With reliable radio broadcasts, Oshwe communities will finally know what is happening in DRC, and understand the implications of decisions being made in the capital city, Kinshasa, particularly around their resources,” added Tran Thanh.