FADECO Community Radio

RADIO kwa maendeleo ya wananchi.

Our history

FADECO COMMUNITY RADIO (FRC 100.8 FM) is a local radio station operational in Karagwe District, Kagera region, NW Tanzania. This project was started by the Family Alliance for Development and Cooperation (FADECO) a local NGO in Karagwe. FRC 100.8FM operates from a region that was host to about one million Rwandese and Burundi refugees who have left a number of economic and social challenges resulting from the Rwanda and Burundi conflicts. These problems led to the UN system in Tanzania to develop a special UN programme on North Western Tanzania to assist those communities through a post refugee transition period. The station was set up with a grant of only USD 14,000 from UNESCO IPDC in 2007. Since then, the station has grown to a vigorous local radio with a strong editorial team, which has forged links with several national mainstream media and international media.

Why the radio?

Founded by the FADECO - our local radio focuses on sensitizing the community of Kagera on the use of appropriate technology and ICT for development to advance sustainable developments goals 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 13 in the region.

The objectives of the radio station are;

  1. To develop into a fully-fledged community multi-media telecentre offering easy access to and a channel for the dissemination of information to the Karagwe community.
  2. To promote space for increased and meaningful participation in poverty eradication plan (MUKUKUTA) and village-level participatory planning and community involvement
  3. To provide a forum for the exchange and co-creation of ideas and expression for rural development
  4. To encourage and promote good governance, democracy, civility, and human rights
  5. To promote and preserve the history of the story, cultures and knowledge of the people and activities.

Working with UNESCO and other local radio stations, we identified the following issues of local public concern in the FADECO Community Radio’s coverage area:


Lack of health facilities
Poor infrastructure and quality of medical services
Diseases such as malaria and HIV


Lack of markets
Lack of agricultural inputs
Lack of education


Lack of teachers
Poor infrastructure

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Find us on 100.8 FM in Kagera region or online wherever you are.

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Target group

A radio for the community

The project would benefit all development-oriented people in Karagwe district especially the grassroots communities (the farmers) and the business community. The information would be helpful to development agents too: NGOs, CBOs, government institutions and private researchers. Schools would benefit in a way. Everyone interested in accessing information will directly benefit.

FADECO Community Radio seeks to stimulate the development process, allowing local people to share problems and solutions by providing reliable and timely information resources to the people in Karagwe district.

Our Geographical reach

Our Journalists

Elieth Kikaka
Joseph Sekiku
Founder & Board Member

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